Plant Care Tip #37: Food in the Fall

Plant Elixir by  Museum Studio

Plant Elixir by Museum Studio

The latest in plant care tips for keeping your foliage happy and healthy, brought to you by premium plant delivery service Léon & George.

It’s getting colder and the eating season is upon us!  While we enjoy our feasts, it’s time for our plants to go on a fast. This time of year our plants just want to relax and stay cozy inside with us. They become less interested in new growth, which means they're less hungry and less thirsty. Here are simple feeding adjustments to make:

  • Feeding - shift to fertilizing once a month and cut the recommended amount in half. 

  • Exceptions - new growth - if your plant decides they're up to the task and it sends out new growth, they can have a snack afterward. Never fed? If you've never fertilized your plant and you’ve had it for more than 4 months, give it a nutrient boost. We suggest starting with diluted liquid fertilizer and observing how your plant responds. 

  • Watering - slow down, but don’t completely stop your watering. Always check the soil's moisture first. Most indoor plants prefer if their soil dries out completely before being watered again, which might take longer when it's colder.

Remember every plant species has different wants and needs, so read up on your plant friends and spend time with them, it makes a difference!