February 16, 2018 | Tips & Hacks | Written by The Dollarista
Do you love houseplants? I do! I love them so much that I keep at least one in every room of my house. Not only do they make for great decorations, I believe they help improve my family’s air quality. In the spring and summer months, I like to leave them by open windows for extra sunlight… but, in the winter months, it’s just too cold to do that. So, I’ve put together five easy tips to share with you on how to give houseplants a little extra TLC during winter months. Just stock up on a few of these $1 supplies from Dollar Tree and you can have healthier plants all year long!
Five Easy Ways to Keep Winter Houseplants Alive
- Stir a handful of coffee grounds into your potting soil to help lock in moisture.
- Use cooled vegetable water to give your houseplants natural fertilizer and nutrients! Simply soak vegetables like celery, carrots, and green beans in water in an airtight container. Keep it in the refrigerator for 2-3 days and then use the strained water to water your plants.
- Stand your small potted plants on a dish full of rocks, pebbles, or shells. When you water your plant, these will help maintain moisture and hydration. Plus, it adds an extra decoration to a plain houseplant.
- This tip is great for larger plants! Use a Dollar Tree duster and dust off your leaves so they get the maximum amount of sunlight. Just like your furniture, your plants need to be cleaned as well.
- Add a few sprays of hydrogen peroxide directly onto your plant’s soil. This prevents the soil from molding or roots from rotting!
Don’t have any house plants yet? Earth Day is coming soon so it’s a great time to start planting a few. Get started with our egg carton seed idea!