No, Your Plants Aren’t Dying– They Just go Dormant In The Winter

Don’t worry– your house plants aren’t dying. If you’ve noticed they’ve seemingly stopped growing and have some leaves dying you should know it’s normal for this time of year– they’ve just gone dormant for winter. Plant expert Joyce Mast explains, “At this time, the plant is resting. This is important to their survival, in order to regrow each year.” She adds that the plant’s roots will continue to grow and thrive at this time. Your dormant plant still needs water, just less of it, also, group your plants together as they appreciate humidity and will create their own if they’re closer together. Also, keep your dormant plants away from cold drafts in your house, dust them if they need it, and do not fertilize them while they’re dormant.

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