Winter Indoor Plant Care

Over winter your indoor plants aren't growing as quickly so it's a good idea to adjust their care routine and ensure they make it through to spring!

See our tips below to keep your plant babies happy over the colder months.

When the days get shorter and the winter chill approaches plants enter their dormant phase. It's good to let them have a little rest over winter so they're ready to spring in to life when the temperatures begin to rise again.

Watering

Plants use less water when they're not growing as fast and getting less light, so you can water less frequently in winter. Before any watering, it's a good idea to push your finger into the surface of the mix up to your knuckle and if it feels dry, water.

Feeding

Without as much active growth over winter plants require less feeding, so it's a good idea to give them a break. They'll welcome a top up when spring arrives. Check out our range of handy indoor plant fertilisers, including 'feed and forget' options.

Light

Some indoor plants require more light than others. Check the plant label or our indoor plant care guides here. When the days get shorter and the sun is lower you can move them to a brighter spot to make sure those that need it are getting all the light they can.

Re-potting

Indoor plants should be re-potted into containers of fresh Tui Indoor Plant Mix every couple of years, but winter isn't the best time to do it! If they're ready for a repot wait until spring arrives.

Grooming

Dust can build up over winter which can affect the amount of light your plants absorb so make sure you continue to give them a good dusting. It's also normal for some leaves to die off in winter as the plants try to conserve energy, so remove any dead leaves.

The air tends to be drier over winter especially with home heating. Therefore it's a good idea to regularly mist the leaves to increase humidity or place the plant in a saucer of damp pebbles, which will stop leaves browning on the tips. 

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