Local News

February 4, 2013

Caring for houseplants in winter takes some effort



Owners should not repot plants at this time, Wallace said. They should be repotted in the spring, if necessary, but only in a pot that is one size larger than the current pot.

However, if a plant is suffering from being over-watered, the soil should be removed and replaced with a good potting mix to aid in the plant’s recovery.

Plants such as poinsettias and potted bulbs such as tulips may be good decorative plants for the holiday season, but owners should not expect much success in keeping those plants alive through the winter. Potted bulbs have been forced to blossom and are not following the natural process of receiving nutrients from the soil itself. Even when planted outside when the weather improves, those bulbs have little chance of regrowing, Wallace noted.

Email Jeff Meyers:

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local News

North Country Scenes

Click on photo to view gallery with latest photos