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Date: 24 Jun 2018, Entry id: 1529838414
Winter coming tips
As the weather gets cooler, many of you move your potted tropical plants indoors.
1. Leaf drop. Lower air humidity, lower light and short day may cause some leaf drop. This is normal for seasonal environment change. Learn more about leaf drop and deciduous plants from this info sheet (PDF).
2. Reduce watering as winter coming. Under lower light and in cooler temperature, plants won't need much water; some plants go dormant and only need minimum water. Excess water may damage roots and kill a plant in winter.
3. No fertilizer in winter. Active growth stops. Let the plant go into dormancy or simply have a rest.
4. Insects. Watch for insects by inspecting leaves regularly. They may attack plants more likely in the indoor conditions.
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