Green Acres

Gardening tips for the Winter Season

January is a time to promote healthy trees and house plants. MSU Extension has a few important recommendations for the cold winter months.

• Poinsettias do best when house temperatures are consistent and placed away from drafty doors.

• Most house plants tolerate normal temperature fluctuations. In general, foliage house plants grow best between 70 and 80 degrees. Most flowering plants prefer the same daytime range, but grow best at nighttime temperatures of 55 to 60 degrees. Lower night temperatures intensify flower color and prolong flower life.

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