Here's Why You May Need To Water Your Houseplants Less In Winter

Whether you're new to houseplants or have a growing collection, keeping your plants watered is one of your top priorities. It is critical to monitor the soil's moisture level.

Indoor plants receive less sunlight during the colder months, causing their growth to stall. Slower growth usually means houseplants use less water.

Leslie F. Halleck, a qualified professional horticulture based in Dallas, Texas, and author of Gardening Under Lights,

notes that as light quantity and duration diminish, photosynthesis and some other biological processes halt.

However, light levels, home temperature, and humidity all determine how much water your plants require.  Winter's shorter days and lack of natural light have an impact on plant growth.

"Houseplants typically require less water in winter because of slower growth and decreased transpiration due to lower light levels and cooler temperatures," explains Lisa Madz,

Rosy Soil's resident plant expert. Photosynthesis slows down, limiting the quantity of water that houseplants may absorb.

Most houseplants, unlike many outside plants, do not go dormant, although they develop at a slower rate. "Plants may experience what we call quiescence, or a slower quiet period," according to Halleck.

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