How to Keep Houseplants Healthy for Fall and Winter
Miles is known for being chill, but when the chill is reflected in the weather, it’s time to make a change to your foliage and succulent care.
Now that fall has arrived and the overnight temperatures are dropping lower than your succulents and foliage plants enjoy, it’s time to bring them inside if you haven’t already. Plants should be kept above 55 degrees and enjoy bright sunlight, both of which are hard to come by in the cooler months.
This blog will outline tips to keep your Max & Miles by HEB houseplants happy and healthy for the season.
Check for Pests
If you’re bringing succulents and other plants inside from your porch where they spent the summer, give them a once over for any pests or bugs that might be hanging out in the soil. When in doubt, repot them into fresh potting media with good drainage.
When your heater turns on, make sure succulents and foliage plants are kept away from heating vents, and also avoid placing them near doors and windows that can bring in a cold burst of air from outside.
Water Less Frequently
Cooler temperatures mean your plant doesn’t dry out as fast, so the soil will retain water longer. Always check your soil before you water. Foliage plants should be watered when the top inch of soil is dry, and succulents should have completely dry soil.
Foliage plants need a boost in humidity and will benefit from a humidifier or humidity tray to help keep ambient moisture at comfortable levels. However, succulents need a dry environment, so keep them away from the foliage for the winter in a room with drier air.
Let There Be Light
It is hard to get enough sunlight in the winter, for people and for plants. Try adding a grow light with a “daylight” spectrum light bulb to keep your plants thriving.
Download These Tips
We’ve turned these fall and winter care tips into a downloadable guide. Download the guide now and to keep plant care tips at your fingers all season.