Winter Wellness Tips for You and Your Plants
It’s a natural season for rest and recovery, and it’s important to make sure you’re taking good care of yourself now that the days are shorter and we experience a natural decline in activity. To help get you through to the other side of the season, follow these winter wellness tips to help you and your plants thrive until springtime.
Soak Up Some Rays
It’s hard to get enough sunlight for you and your plants in the winter, thanks to gray skies and short days. But your plants will thank you for some added indoor light! A full spectrum LED light for your plants can help them continue to thrive inside this winter. Max’s bold blooms will appreciate the boost and Miles’ succulents and foliage will appreciate some extra light.
Keep plants away from vents, windows, and doorways to avoid drafts and temperature shifts that can cause stress and damage. Be sure to wear socks and snuggle up in your favorite blanket to keep things cozy!
Run a Humidifier
A humidifier is a winter must-have for both your foliage and your skin. Remember that Miles’ succulents like it dry so they do not need a humid environment. If you run a humidifier or keep plants in the bathroom for extra humidity, keep succulents in another room.
Check the soil for moisture and water foliage when the top inch is dry, which may be every ten days to two weeks in the colder months if you typically water weekly in the summer. For succulents, you might be able to go a month or more. Just be sure to only water when the soil is totally dry. Keep yourself hydrated by setting daily water intake goals or by carrying around a refillable water bottle throughout the day!
Rest and Recover
Fall and winter are natural rest periods for plants, and they don’t grow much in this season. So don’t expect to see a lot of new leaves or shoots this winter and keep up your care routine to see your plants flourish in the spring. The winter is also a natural time for you to rest and recover too. Cut yourself some slack for not being as social or active when it’s cold outside, and be restful like your favorite plants.
These winter wellness tips will help you fight the winter woes. Remember to take time for yourself and be patient with your plants who are resting too!