Winter Houseplant Care

Winter Houseplant Care

Looking for the best way to care for your houseplant during the winter months?  Check out these common houseplants below...and how their winter care changes from everyday.


Houseplant care changes a bit for the winter months. Plants are not actively growing as much, daylight is different and the temperature and humidity in the home varies too.

Below is a list of some common houseplants (many available for sale at Culver’s) and care instructions for each focusing on winter care.

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Philodendron: Medium to bright light (no direct sun). Water once a week allowing to dry between waterings. Fertilize at ½ strength if plant is actively growing.

 

 

 

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Ferns: Medium to bright light (no direct sun). Water when soil is ever so slightly dry. Would benefit from a humidifier or from sitting in a tray of pebbles where it is raised above a shallow amount water. Fertilize at ½ strength if plant is actively growing.

 

 

 

 

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Ivy: Medium to bright light (no direct sun). Water when soil is ever so slightly dry. Fertilize at ½ strength if plant is actively growing. Watch for spider mites.Cleaning the plant occasionally (either in a shower or by wiping off the leaves) will help you keep an eye out for any pest activity.

 

 

 

norfolk pine

Norfolk Pine: Full, direct sun. Locate in a cooler room away from any registers. Allow plant to become dry between waterings. Do not fertilize in the winter months.

 

 

 

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African Violets: Place in a good sunny window. Allow plant to dry between waterings and then water thoroughly with warm water. Use ½ strength fertilizer all  year.

 

 

Dieffenbachia-Hicolor

 

 

Dieffenbachia: Prefers medium to bright light. Allow plant to dry between waterings. Fertilize at ½ strength if plant is actively growing.

 

 

 

Visit Culver's Greenhouse for more specific wintering tips and techniques to make your indoor plants healthy & happy!

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