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Indoor plants: how to make them spend the winter?

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Indoor plants: how to make them spend the winter?

Anika Salsera

Exposure, watering, maintenance ... Leave nothing to chance to keep your houseplants lush. Côté Maison reveals 4 good habits to adopt to have the green hand of the kitchen in the living room.

As winter approaches, houseplants need you to pay special attention to them. Between the setting of the light, the cleaning of the plants or their watering, Côté Maison gives you all the necessary advice so that your plants spend the winter in the best conditions.

Measure the light for your indoor plants in winter

Several varieties of Sarracenia. From 5.20 euros. Truffaut.

Truffaut

Contrary to popular belief, not all plants need the same light intensity once inside. It depends on their color. Thus, a plant with clear foliage, even variegated, can find its place near a window with a curtain. And for good reason: she needs more light than a variety with dark foliage. Temperature side, station overheated parts: inside, a plant blossoms in an environment at 18 degrees. It should therefore not be placed near a radiator, stove or chimney.

Clean the plants without attacking them

A green plant, it cleans itself. It's dusting too. How ? Simply by wiping a damp cloth over the leaves every eight to ten days.

Repot indoor plants to reinvigorate them

Anika Salsera

Before winter, we tend to want to repot absolutely. Attention: the good rhythm is rather "every two years", says one at Truffaut. Another tip from the gardening specialist: take the potting to add new soil.

Water the plants in winter without abusing

Revitalizing fertilizer for green and flowering plants. Promotes their growth, helps them to bloom again and to find healthy leaves. 1 dose every 4 weeks. 5.45 euros the 5 doses. Algoflash.

Algoflash

To know when it becomes necessary to water, just touch the ground. If and only if it is dry, the plant needs water. Another good gesture: water in the morning and opt for water at room temperature not need water too cool. Generally, in autumn as in winter, a plant that lives in an atmosphere close to 16 ° C is watering once every fortnight. A rhythm that passes twice a week in a room at 20 ° C or more.

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