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The Kerby's Houseplant Shop E-Newsletter
February 11, 2021
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Brrr . . . It's Cold
by Joey Bokor

Well, it is where some of you are! Here in Florida, last week was the coldest it has been in a few years. For us, that means 33, not the sub-freezing temps that many of you are experiencing. With that in mind, a few tips on houseplant health in the cold might be useful.

Of course, make sure your plants are inside. If you are in a warmer spot, like us here in the Tampa Bay area, or anywhere in the southern states, you might keep some of your houseplants outside on a porch or patio. Make sure you bring them inside when it gets cold. At our house that means spreading towels and blankets out in the living room and on the dining room table and lining up the plants on them. It makes the house a real jungle, and I'm always tempted to leave it that way.

If you are in an area that stays cold for long periods, I'm sure that your houseplants are already indoors, but where you put them inside can make a difference too. Make sure your plants aren't near a drafty window, or next to a door where they will get a blast of really cold air each time you come in or out of the house. Most houseplants are tropical plants native to jungles and rainforests, even small amounts of icy air can cause them some damage. On our coldest night, a few of the most sensitive philodendrons we have aren't even happy in our heated greenhouse!



Another winter consideration is how dry your home is. With plants cooped up inside and the heater running constantly, the air is way drier than they like it. Be sure to spritz plants with water occasionally or use a humidity tray (a simple saucer with pebbles in it, filled about halfway with water) to maintain slightly higher humidity levels around plants. Clustering plants together can also help increase the humidity around them.

So, keep your plants happy this winter, and in the meantime, stay warm. Spring is coming and with it the fun of watching your plants put on a new flush of growth and come alive again. We can't wait to share it with you.




p.s. Because of the intense cold, we have postponed some shipments to northern areas. When we do ship, if your area is still experiencing mild cold, The Kerby's Houseplant Shop always adds a complimentary heat pack. We want your plants to make it warm, snuggly, and happy to you.


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Anthurium Deep Red - 6" Pot
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Dischidia String of Nickels - 3" Pot and 6" Basket
Dracaena Colorama - 6" Pot
Epipremnum Shangri-la - 3" Pot
Fern Austral Gem - 6" Pot
Fern Curly Boston - 6" Pot
Fern Fluffy Ruffles - 6" Pot
Fern Japanese Bird's Nest - 6" Pot
Fern Jester's Crown - 6" Pot
Fern Victoria Bird's Nest - 6" Pot
Hoya Green Rope - 6" Basket
Hoya Retusa - 6" Basket
Monstera Adansonii - 4" Pot
Monstera Peru - 4" Pot
Peperomia Cupid - 3" Pot and 6" Basket
Peperomia Ginny - 4" Pot
Peperomia Napoli Nights - 4" Pot
Peperomia Piccolo Banda - 4" Pot
Peperomia Schumi Red - 4" Pot
Philodendron Brasil - 4" Pot
Phildodendron Golden Dragon - 6" Pot
Philodendron Heart Leaf - 4" Pot
Philodendron McColley's Finale - 6" Pot
Philodendron Red Emerald - 6" Pot
Rubber Tree Tineke - 4" Pot
Sansevieria Superba - 4" Pot
Sansevieria Black Coral - 4" Pot
Sansevieria Variegated Whale Fin - 6" Pot
Spider Plant Variegated - 4" Pot
Syngonium Ice Frost - 4" Pot

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Send a living gift to your favorite plant person anywhere in the lower 48 states from the Kerby's online houseplant shop. For orders shipping to cold areas, a complimentary heat pack is included to keep plants snuggly and warm on their journey.

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