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Main Line Gardens
376 Paoli Pike, Malvern, PA 19355
Phone: 610-644-2300

Heather's Helpful Hint

Winter Houseplant Care
February 24, 2011

Have you taken a few moments lately to look closely at your houseplants. Winter can be as troublesome for indoor plants as it is for your outdoor gardens. Lack of sunlight and colder temperatures, which result in dryer inside conditions, and shorter days can cause serious problems for houseplants. 

Many houseplants grow naturally in the tropics and during the winter months our indoor conditions are far from the environment in which they thrive. Now is the time to give them a little extra care as we quickly head back into spring and summer when they are most happy. 

If you have not regularly kept up with cleaning the foliage, put them in your sink to wash them using a gentle but steady spray of tepid water. If you have large foliage plants, you can do this in the shower. Repot if necessary using new soil, and water in well. Holding back on the fertilizer during winter months is a good idea but now that the days are lengthening, begin to fertilize regularly with an all purpose houseplant fertilizer or a plant-specific food like orchid food or African violet food. 

We have a great selection of houseplants at Waterloo Gardens if you need to replace a few lost plants or add to your selection, and a decorative pot can be just what you need to add interest and color. Come and see us soon and talk to one of our Greenhouse experts to help you select and care for one of our beautiful indoor plants!

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Read about Main Line Gardens acquiring Waterloo Gardens!

Main Line Gardens is a family-owned business that was established in 1981. More than just a full service garden center and nursery for professional landscaping and hardscaping, Main Line Gardens is an architect of beautiful, functional outdoor living spaces that provide a lifetime of enjoyment. The company's first priority and foremost goal is establishing long-term relationships with its customers by offering exceptional service and the highest quality products. This philosophy has defined its success for over 25 years and will continue for decades to follow. Main Line Gardens' experienced and professional staff takes customers all the way from design through installation, involving them every step of the way in the creation of their own outdoor landscaping paradise. Customers can choose from a full selection of plants, trees, shrubs, mulch and stones from the onsite full service nursery.

Please note that Main Line Gardens is not able to honor Waterloo Gardens gift cards/certificates, item exchanges or returns, broken or damaged items, etc. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.