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How to save your plants from winter cold and keep them alive until spring

The key to keeping your plants alive during winter is to consider light, temperature, humidity, and even a new location.

If you are a true plant lover then you must have already made your plants safe and taken them out of the freezing cold; but if you are not on that side, you are still on time to save them and let them get to spring once more. 

Many plants do not handle cold or snow very well, much less sudden changes in temperature. Now imagine having all that plus less sunlight and is almost a catastrophe. However, there are some easy actions you can make to save them. 

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The key is to move all your plants to a better place taking into consideration not only space but also light, temperature, and even humidity. 

Light

Sunlight is a key factor for plants to grow and during winter, in some parts, it is even non-existant at all. 

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During winter look for spaces that get at least 3 to 4 hours of direct sunlight for plants that are light-loving; for those that are ok with indirect sunlight placing them near the window will be ok. 

However, if you have tropical plants that require tons on sunlight, then the best option will be a growing light. These lamps have special bulbs that mimic sunlight and will help them go through winter. 

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If you have cacti and succulents, just make sure they receive more than 4 hours of direct sunlight and try not to put them in dark spaces.  

Temperature and humidity

We know that with the cold outside, all you want is to turn on the heater and enjoy its benefits, but this might not be the best for your plants. 

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Heaters or fireplaces tend to dry out the air and, in some cases, if the plants are too near to them, can get burned. 

The best you can do is avoid putting your plants near these devices and get a small humidifier, gather all your plants, and turn it in a couple of hours a day. You can also spray some water in its leaves or at its base but be careful not to overwater. This leads us to the next thing you have to keep in mind. 

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Watering

During winter some plants, mainly cacti, enter a resting phase to survive the cold. Moreover, low temperatures can cause your plant to need less water, so this is very important. 

Water your plants only when you see dry soil and space each watering for longer. If you overwater them, you can cause root rot and kill your beloved plant. 

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