watering plants in winter

The temperatures are getting lower, and our beautiful garden seems to be sleeping. Houseplants also begin to stunt as their last flowers of the year wilt and fall off. Winter is the season in which a gardener has less work, since there are no pests present (except snails and slugs in humid climates and/or in the rainy season). But not for that he has to stop watering.

Irrigation in winter is surely the most complicated, because if we water a tropical plant with water that is too cold, its roots can suffer a lot. For this reason, I am going to give you a series of tips to water at the right time and with the right temperature so that your plants can “wake up” in spring without problems.

Indoor or tropical plants

monstera

Indoor plants or tropical plants that are kept in a greenhouse are some of the most delicate, since they do not resist the cold . Its growth stops at the end of summer or at the beginning of autumn, depending on the climate (the colder it is, the sooner it stops growing), and when the temperature begins to touch 10 degrees, it is convenient to protect them at home and/or in greenhouses.

To water these plants it is advisable to do it on sunny days, in the middle of the day, with warm water. If there is no forecast of sun and our plants need water, we will simply warm the water a little. It is important to let the substrate dry almost completely before watering again, otherwise the roots could rot.

bonsai

bonsai

Indoor Bonsai will be watered the same as indoor plants, but more frequently, as it has a much smaller layer of substrate and it is not recommended to let it dry out.

In the case of outdoor Bonsai , although they can withstand the cold without problems, it is advisable not to water them with water that is too cold , as this could seriously harm the tree.

Lastly, remember that you should not pay at this station . The fertilizer calendar will resume in spring, when the temperatures wake up our plants.

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