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Should You Fertilize Your Houseplants in Winter?

Updated: Jan 27

Houseplants rely on fertilizer to acquire the nutrients they need to thrive. During the growing season, April - October, it is recommended that you fertilize your houseplants every two week... but what should you do in winter?

From November - March, many houseplants go dormant and do not require regular fertilizing. Sticking to your same two - week schedule can cause the fertilizer to build up and burn the roots of the plants. Many people steer away from fertilizing in the winter, but there are a few situations when continuing to fertilize can significantly benefit your plant.