Transitioning your Plants from Winter to Spring Sunshine

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As winter retreats and spring gracefully enters, plant lovers everywhere start to think about bulbs, garden designs, and getting their gardens transitioned from winter to spring. As we begin envisioning bursting blooms and luscious foliage filling our outdoor spaces, it's important to remember our indoor plants as well!

As the days get longer, our interior plants begin to wake from their winter slumber. It's also a great opportunity to offer your indoor plants some preventative care and maintenance to help them along. Transitioning your indoor plants from winter to spring will help keep both you and your plants happier and healthier all year long.

Room to Grow
As your interior plants prepare for spring, they will need to stretch their roots. This is a great time to give them the extra space they'll need as they grow. Carefully inspect each plant and determine if a slightly larger pot is needed for the upcoming season.

Food for Thought
During winter, your plants won't need the extra fertilizing and nutrients. This means when your plants begin to shake off their winter dormancy, they will be hungry. This is the perfect time to give your indoor plants some extra energy for a healthy boost with things like liquid fertilizers and organic compost.

Spring Cleaning
To ensure your indoor plants thrive, it's important to wash the leaves of your as well. Dust can build up on the leaves of your interior plants, making photosynthesis and breathing difficult. Simply use a damp cloth to wipe the surface as you support the leaf with your hand.

Moving Day
It's also time to think about moving your interior plants. Consider the temperature and light-based needs for each plant and where in your office or home it would be happiest. Windows that face south and west will bring the most sunlight to your beloved beauties. These areas in your home or office make a great spot for indoor succulents and cacti. Once outdoor temperatures stay in the 50's or higher at nighttime, interior plants can be placed outdoors in a protected area for a boost in active growth. It's important to transition your interior plants
outdoors slowly. A shock of sudden, overly abundant sunlight can potentially harm your plants.

With these super simple tips, transitioning your indoor plants from winter to spring is a breeze. With a little love and care, your interior plants will stay healthy and happy while growing lush and full. Contact Interior Plants at or call 609-890-9304.

5 Benefits of Adding Interior Plants


Interior Plants can offer a wide variety of benefits that extend far beyond their beauty. Interior plants can actually help to improve your indoor air quality! Here are 5 benefits of adding interior plants to your decor. 

1. Improve Indoor Air Quality
Many have heard that adding houseplants to your decor can help to improve the quality of your indoor air by reducing the amount of carbon dioxide and foreign particulates in the air. Your plants process the carbon dioxide into oxygen, known as photosynthesis, and release it back into your home. But that's not all! The soil that your plant is in contains microorganisms. These microbes will also provide a beneficial cleaning effect for your home or office. 

2. Reduce Background Noise
For decades, plants have been used outdoors to reduce road and background noise for adjacent neighborhoods. In the same fashion, interior plants can be used to reduce the background noise levels indoors as well! 

3. Reduce Stress
Another great benefit of adding interior plants to your decor is the stress relief they can provide. Adding greenery to your decor can create a feeling of well-being and enjoy the natural calming effect houseplants are known for. 

4. Increase Indoor Humidity
As plants breathe, and during the photosynthetic process, they release moisture vapor into the air around them. By placing several houseplants together, you can ultimately add more humidity to any room. By increasing the humidity indoors, you can keep potential issues like dry skin, coughs and sore throats, colds, and other respiratory distresses at bay.

5. Improve Overall Health
There have been countless studies that show that by adding interior plants to your decor, you can help to improve your overall health. From increased happiness to lower blood pressure, the benefits of interior plants help us to gain a general feeling of optimism and well-being. 

Interior Plants You Can Add to Your Decor
There are plenty of houseplants that are easy to grow and need very little maintenance that can suit any type of decor. Some of the easiest interior plants include:
•    Spider Plant
•    Dracaena
•    Weeping Fig
•    Peace Lily
•    Boston Fern
•    Mother-in-Law's Tongue
•    Bamboo Palm

Looking to improve the air quality of your office or home?  Let Alan of Interior Plants design the perfect indoor plantscape offering both living beauty and health, or call 609-890-9304.