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How to keep indoor plants thriving through winter

In winter, indoor plants help us to stay connected to nature; read on for some tips to keep your topicals thriving until spring.

As the clocks go back and days shorten, many office workers have limited opportunity to get outside and view greenery. Dark in the morning and the evening, if you do manage outside it’s often by torchlight. So, it’s not always easy to surround yourself with lush vegetation.  Unless, that is, you are lucky enough to work for a company that invests in office plants.

Technician walking through an office with indoor plants thriving in winter

Thankfully, the concept of biophilic design is being taken very seriously. More and more organisations are realising the benefits of incorporating nature into the workplace. Plants are now an integral part of many office environments, but as winter approaches please be mindful your plants hail from more tropical climates where sunlight and temperatures are less variable.

Here’s a few tips on how to keep your indoor plants thriving throughout winter, so you can reap the psychological and physical benefits greenery provides.


While your office plants will adjust to minor variations in temperature, a constant ambient temperature is much better for their health. Ideally this should be between 15°c and 25°c. As the thermometer plummets (it will soon!) and the heating kicks in, try to ensure a constant indoor temperature, avoiding wild extremes. 


Your plants will miss the sunlight as much as you and will be relying on interior lights. If you have an office which is unoccupied or in relative darkness during the day, please let us know. We can relocate your plants to a spot in your building more conducive to winter living.


Continuing the location theme, a breeze from an open door or window could be detrimental to plant health in winter. As the air turns cooler, it might be necessary to move your plants to a less draughty spot.


Plants are not as thirsty in the winter as they are growing less, so please don’t add water to your plants between our technician’s visits. Our technicians are very experienced in the hydration needs of your green companions, and will ensure they’re not thirsty.

Festive Shutdowns

Do you have a Christmas shutdown? Please tell us so we can make provision for your plants and arrange access for maintenance . We will be contacting all our customers but if you want to be proactive, you can let us know when you will be closed on 0808 100 3120 or at

January and February can be particularly cold and dark months when the presence of plants will be a blessing. Let’s make sure together your tropical plants flourish into 2024.

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