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Knowledge & Wisdom: Holiday Care for Houseplants

Knowledge & Wisdom: Holiday Care for Houseplants
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If the holidays mean leaving your houseplant collection alone while you visit your family in far places, water each plant well, move it out of direct sun, encase it loosely in a clear plastic bag with a few air holes punched in it, turn the thermostat down to 60 degrees, and have a good trip. When you return, remember to remove the plastic bags gradually over a period of four or five days; your plants will have been enjoying a jungle-like atmosphere and will need a little coaxing to give it up for the dry air of the house in winter.

“Gardening Indoors,” by Helen Tower Brunet, December 1979

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