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🌵🌿🌱 INDOOR PLANTS 🌱🌿🌵
Do you have trouble caring for your indoor plants?
As the cooler months roll in, the way you care for your indoor plants changes – in exactly the same way you would care for an outdoor garden.
Many indoor plants come with different instructions and needs, so be sure to check the instructions for your particular plant. But there are some general rules to follow to ensure your plants thrive.
Here are some top tips on what to do differently over the next few months to make sure that your plants live to see spring.
What should you choose in winter?
Sophie Huchkin, a florist who also specialises in indoor plants, says there are many wonderful plants to grow indoors, but if you’re starting your indoor plant collection in winter, or you just can’t resist adding more, she recommends starting with a Peace Lily.
This flowering monocot will grow well without much light, however it will certainly flower better if it gets more light.
Cast iron plant “As its name suggests, this plant is as tough as old boots,” Huchkin says.
Mother-in-law’s tongue a rigid strappy-leafed plant with lovely variegated foliage that is an extremely hardy indoor plant.
Of course, how to care for your plants depends on the winter conditions.
Indoor plants love the humidity that comes with south-east Queensland. But with humidity down to 50 per cent during winter, keep an eye out for curled leaves and dry leaf tips.
Blond advises that thick, leathery or waxy leaves are usually relatively immune to the drier air.
“Humidity is more important in this area of the country. Get out those spray bottles regularly,” he says.
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