As the season changes outside, your plant care routine should change inside. Houseplants can be affected by several winter stress factors, like temperatures that fluctuate, dry air, and a reduced amount of light. Keep your houseplants thriving by modifying their care during the winter!

How to keep your houseplants thriving during the winter

Water them less

All houseplants require less water in winter. During the summer, an Anthurium should be watered twice a week. But during the winter once a week is sufficient. Push your finger into the soil to determine if it’s dry. Does it still feel wet? Then skip one or more waterings until the soil is drier.

houseplants thriving during the winter
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Mist your houseplants

Low humidity levels can be the biggest hurdle that houseplants must overcome during winter. They prefer a level close to 50 percent, but the humidity level in heated homes can drop to 10 to 20 percent. Misting is one of the most well-known methods to increase humidity. Make sure the spray is not too strong. Therefore, use a plant mister rather than a plant sprayer.

Make sure they’re getting enough light

Because the sun is lower in the sky, often covered with clouds, and sets earlier, plants are getting a lot less light during the winter. Move them a bit closer to the window to receive more light. And if your plants are visibly leaning towards the window, gradually rotate them every few days to help them straighten out.

Also read: Explained: the difference between direct and indirect sunlight

houseplants thriving during the winter
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Wait on repotting your plants

Usually, an Anthurium plant needs a larger pot every two years. By repotting your plant, the roots will have plenty of room to grow again. Does your houseplant need a larger pot? Wait until spring to repot your plant, because the lighter days stimulate bud formation.

Also read: How to repot an Anthurium pot plant: a few tips