Special Tips on

Winter Houseplant Care 

 

Food, No! Light, Yes! Gardens Alive!

Indoor Plant Winter Watering: Less is More watering houseplants at this time of year can be tricky. The most popular ones, like ficus and Norfolk pines, will drown if you water them anywhere near as often as you need to in summer. That's because they're dormant now, and simply not using much water. So if you've been "keeping their soil moist", stop now, while there's still a chance they can recover.  Most houseplants (a good 95%) detest wet soil in winter, and should be allowed to dry out completely between watering. That's right—completely!  These are plants, not Aquaman: They won't keel over and die if they go 24 hours without moisture!