Stop Fertilizing?

Allen Park, MI(Zone 6a)

When do most of you stop fertilizing your houseplants for winter?


Petaluma, CA

Just did.

Agawam, MA

Hi Paul,
I don't really fertilize my houseplants all that much, but on the ones that I do, I usually stop about the same time that I start winterizing and bringing in my outdoor plants. The exceptions of course, are the winter bloomers like Cyclamen that actively grow during the winter.
HTH, Cindy

New York, NY(Zone 6a)

Most indoor plants are tropical in origin and non-seasonal. Many grow just as well in winter as they do in summer. Yes, there is less available light in winter and that does tend to slow growth a bit, but many healthy indoor plants continue to grow vigorously in winter. It is the growth rate, not the season, that determines a plant's needs for water and nutrients.

Victoria, TX(Zone 9b)

And Mr Creed again shares his infinite plant wisdom with us all. :)

Hi Will! I got to stay! Somebody anonymously 'paid my fare' for the year. :) Woo! A bazillion more forum chances to ask you all the questions I can come up with. :)


Thanks WC,was going to post the same info'

Agawam, MA

Thanks for the info Will!

New York, NY(Zone 6a)

Wow! I'm not sure I can handle all of this appreciation! But I will probably find a way. Keeps me going.

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