How to maintain your houseplants in winter?

Comment entretenir ses plantes d’intérieur en hiver?

When winter sets in, it's time to change up your maintenance routine. Here are some tips and tricks that will keep your houseplants alive through the winter.

Bring your plants closer to the windows

The most important thing is to make sure your plants get enough light. In winter, the sun sets earlier and is more often covered with clouds. Avoid windows to the north and prefer windows to the east where you will have sun all morning. You can also consider adding additional lighting to your space with a grow light.

Not too much water

Plants need less water in winter. Some will even go dormant. You can use oyas which will naturally regulate water flow and give your plants just what they need.

Dust the leaves

Dust and dirt that accumulates on your plants' leaves can reduce the amount of light they receive. It is then all the more important to gently dust the leaves with a damp cloth or sponge.

No fertilizer

The rhythm of the plants is much slower in winter, rather reserve your fertilizers and fertilizers for the spring.

No worries if they lose leaves

It may happen that some plants drop a few leaves in autumn and winter to compensate for the lack of light. If your plant grew well in the spring and summer and now seems to be doing the opposite, don't worry, it's just adjusting to the changing seasons.