Day: February 23, 2016

Neglect with Respect – Caring for Houseplants in the Winter
Cast Iron Plant (Photo by Nino Barbieri)

Cast Iron Plant (Photo by Nino Barbieri)

Winter is usually the time of year when it’s easiest to kill our houseplants with kindness. Over-watering, keeping our homes too dry and not providing enough light all make things tough for potted plants. Houseplants survive these winter conditions by doing what we wish we could do – they sleep throughout the winter.

Today’s guests are David Trinklein and Jennifer Schutter, both are horticulture specialist for University of Missouri Extension. They have tips for keeping your houseplants is good shape until spring.

 

 

Caring for Houseplants

 

Snake Plant (Photo by Martin Olsson)

Snake Plant (Photo by Martin Olsson)