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Winter Care for Houseplants

Station houseplants properly, providing each plant with the recommended amount of sunlight.

Throughout winter, water plants when the soil in each pot container becomes dry.  Mist plants several times each week.  Something as simple as misting really does make a big difference.


Because indoor heat is extremely tough on houseplants, prevent problems by washing plant stems and foliage regularly with warm soapy water and rinsing thoroughly.  If insects are present on a plant, spray the foliage with an insecticidal soap, mixing and applying the solution according to label directions.

After a couple of weeks, if necessary, repeat the insecticidal treatment.  Treat persistent infestations of aphids and mealy bugs by rubbing foliage with a cotton ball dipped in rubbing alcohol.  Apply the treatment sparingly because alcohol is capable of damaging tender foliage.

To leach salt from houseplants, select a nice day and move the houseplants outside.  Flood the soil in each container until water overflows.  Scrub down the outside of containers to remove the white salty residue.

Before transporting houseplants back inside, remove all dried or yellowed foliage, allow all excess water to drain thoroughly, and empty all the saucers.

Now is the time to check the planter for cracks.  Replace any damaged unslightly containers with new fresh designs.  Something as simple as a new plant container can make a huge difference in the feel of the room where you keep your plants.

Of course, we recommend shopping at ArizonaPottery for all your pottery needs.  The idea of shopping in winter from the comfort of your home is very inviting this time of year!

With the wide selection we carry and new styles arriving all the time, you should be able to find everything you need to make your own houseplants shine.  Try mixing materials like, ceramic, clay etc and find the look that fits your style.

Post Last Updated: 9/18/2023 3:15:26 PM 
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