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How to keep your houseplants happy this winter

As the central heating comes on and sunlight levels dim, you may need to devote a little extra time and care so your indoor jungle stays blooming

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Landscape designer Eugene Higgins says plant cutting is all about light trimming. Photo: Steve Humphreys

Landscape designer Eugene Higgins says plant cutting is all about light trimming. Photo: Steve Humphreys

Neudorff Bug-Free spray (€9.95, garden centres)

Neudorff Bug-Free spray (€9.95, garden centres)

Felco bypass secateurs (from €65.99, garden centres),

Felco bypass secateurs (from €65.99, garden centres),

Westland watering indicator (€3.95, garden centres)

Westland watering indicator (€3.95, garden centres)

Ecofective Houseplant Bug Control (€6, Homebase)

Ecofective Houseplant Bug Control (€6, Homebase)

UEETEK aquarium clip-on lights (€17, Amazon)

UEETEK aquarium clip-on lights (€17, Amazon)

Emerald Mist (€12.95, BetterPlants.ie)

Emerald Mist (€12.95, BetterPlants.ie)

Solo pressure sprayer (€21.90, Amazon)

Solo pressure sprayer (€21.90, Amazon)

Esschert misters (€10, PlantLife.ie)

Esschert misters (€10, PlantLife.ie)

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Landscape designer Eugene Higgins says plant cutting is all about light trimming. Photo: Steve Humphreys

Joined in the houseplant craze over lockdown? With the chill setting in, you may be finding your foliage is starting to look a little lifeless. In the colder months, it’s important to adapt your routine to ensure your indoor jungle is healthy and happy. We bring you the expert guide to keep your plants alive through winter and beyond.

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