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Autumn Houseplant Care: Top 15 Tips For the Season

Updated: Nov 7, 2022

The autumn is here and your houseplants are feeling the change in temperature!

Here are our top tips for keeping your plants healthy and happy during the autumn months.

1. Bring Your Plants Indoors

As the weather starts to cool down, make sure to bring your plants indoors to protect them from the cold. If you have any potted plants, move them to a sunny spot near a window.

2. Check for Pests

Autumn is the time when many pests become active, so it’s important to check your plants for any signs of infestation. Look out for aphids, mealybugs, spider mites, and whiteflies. If you see any of these pests, you can treat them with an insecticidal soap or neem oil.

3. Water Less Frequently

Plants will need less water during the autumn months as the weather is cooler and there is less evaporation. Allow the topsoil to dry out before watering your plants again.

4. Fertilize Your Plants

During the autumn, it’s a good idea to fertilize your plants to give them a boost of nutrients. Use a organic fertilizer that is low in nitrogen and higher in phosphorus and potassium. This will help your plants to develop strong roots for the winter ahead.

5. Prune Your Plants

Pruning your plants in the autumn will encourage new growth in the spring. Cut back any dead or damaged leaves and stems. This will also help to keep your plants tidy and prevent them from getting too big for their pot.