Monday, August 16, 2010

Do most indoor plants go dormant in the winter?

Most indoor plants come from tropical regions that are warm year-round. Unlike temperate zone plants, tropical plants grow actively all year long. Indoors in northern climates the winter months bring shorter hours of daylight. This reduction in light will cause plant growth rates to slow leading some observers to believe they are dormant.

1 comment:

  1. If indoor plants receive artificial light they can be regulated even nontropical plants. By extending the daily duration of light during most plants will assume the sun is over their tropic and behave so. Temperature seems to have an effect conifers for example.
    Living Christmas trees will sometimes be forced into a growth budding when brought indoors for more than 2 weeks.