30 JAN 2023
How to care for your houseplants in february
February can be a challenging month for houseplants, as the days are still short and the temperatures can be chilly. However, with a little extra care and attention, your plants can still thrive during this month.
First and foremost, make sure your plants are getting enough light. During the winter months, the days are shorter, so it's important to place your plants near a window that gets a lot of natural light. If your windows don't get enough light, consider using grow lights to supplement the light your plants are receiving.
Next, make sure your plants are being watered properly. It's easy to overwater plants during the winter, as the air is typically dryer and the temperature is cooler. Be sure to check the soil moisture before watering, and only water when the first 1-2 inches of soil is dry to the touch. If your houseplants are planted in coir, the good aeration of the coir fibres will help avoid root rot.
It's also important to monitor the temperature in your home, as a sudden drop in temperature can shock your plants. Keep your plants away from cold drafts, and try to maintain a consistent temperature between 15-20 degrees Centigrade.
Finally, make sure your plants are getting proper nutrition. During the coldest winter months, plants may not actively growing, so they do not need as much fertiliser. However, if your plants are placed in a consistently warm, bright room, they will continue growing so a weak solution of our organic houseplant food can be applied every 3 weeks to keep your plants healthy.
Overall, February can be a difficult month for houseplants, but with a little extra care and attention, your plants can thrive. By providing adequate light, proper watering, maintaining consistent temperature and giving them proper nutrition, you can ensure your plants will be healthy and happy for months to come.