How to Buy Indoor Plants in Cold Weather And Take Care of Newcomers


Of course, you can buy indoor plants in cold weather. What problems or nuances could there be? First of all, it is improper transportation to home. Be sure to pack and insulate the plant in every possible way — you can use craft paper, newspapers, or bubble wrap. Depending on the temperature outside and the time you plan to spend there, add one or more layers. It is crucial that too cold air does not reach the delicate leaves and not subcool the earth.

Pay special attention to the warming of the plant, if the soil in the pot is wet. If it is subcooled, it will cause serious damage to the roots and can cause the death of the plant. It is especially crucial for the summer flowering bulbs as they are delicate and require extra care.

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Choosing flowers While choosing a new flower, it is better to opt for unpretentious decorative deciduous plants, rather than flowering or fruiting ones. From the latter, buds and fruits are likely to fall off almost immediately. Here are some good options:
● Epipremnum;
● philodendron;
● spathiphyllum;
● zamioculcas;
● sansevieria;
● aspidistra.

The place of purchase is also essential. This is true for any time of the year, but in mass markets, there is a much higher chance of taking an already diseased plant. Just add incorrect transportation and get it quickly ruined on the windowsill. In small local plant shops, sellers will most likely suggest all the nuances of care in the winter, carefully pack or even offer their delivery.

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The main problem in winter is short daylight hours and excessively dry air due to heating. Therefore, place the plants as close to the window as possible (but make sure there are no drafts) and additionally humidify the air. Someone uses cans of water or sprays the leaves, but the best option is buying a humidifier once and please not only the plants but also yourself. If you manage to keep the humidity in the region of 40-50% — that’s great. For example, heating can dry the air up to 10% in winter, which is very bad for everyone.

Pay special attention to watering. On the one hand, with a decrease in daylight hours, the plant consumes less moisture, so watering should be reduced. On the other hand, excessively dry air can dry out the soil in a pot in a couple of days so much that the next time you water the soil, it will simply not be wetted enough.

Plants develop more slowly in winter, so there is no need to ask too much of them. Also, do not try to speed up the process of fertilizing, this can provoke its growth, but in the absence of light, the shoots will stretch ugly, and the leaves will shrink.