Keep Your Office Plants Happy This Winter

You might feel like indoor plants are a lot easier to look after since they aren’t outside being affected by the elements – this isn’t entirely true. Whilst they do have the added protection of being inside, they still need to be properly cared for.

Spring and summer are the easiest time of year to care for indoor plants but it can be a lot trickier during the winter.

As a company who specialises in corporate flowers, we have put together some top tips for keeping your office plants happy and healthy over winter.

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Less Water

Indoor plants do not need much water during the winter. Most plants need watering as little as once a week – something that comes as a surprise to a lot of people.  One of the reasons for this is because the growth rate of indoor plants is significantly slower during the colder months. If you’re not sure whether your plant needs watering – put your finger about an inch in the soil and check if it feels dry or not.

Find the Sun

Your plants should be placed in the sunniest place in the office. The angle of the sun will change as you go from autumn to winter, so you may need to place your plants in a different spot to adapt to the changes. If your plants are located on a window, you can wash the glass to let more light reach the plants. Plants should also be rotated regularly – all sides of the plant need light.

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Consider Humidity

In winter, the humidity level in a heated office is probably only around 20%. This is a lot less than plants are used to and need to be stay healthy. To help them during the winter, you should regularly mist the plants. Other options include making a humidity tray to give the air some moisture. This involves putting pebbles and water into a tray and then setting the plant pot on there.

Clean

You need to keep any office plants clean! They need a little TLC to remain looking pretty so it’s important to dust them off frequently. When covered in dust, plants actually struggle to breathe. They have pores in their leaves which actually get blocked up and therefore a more likely to die.

For all your corporate flower needs, please don’t hesitate to contact us here at Jungleworld.  Just give us a call on 0208 968 8190 and a member of our friendly and expert team will be happy to help.