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Opening windows and indoor plants!


I have tried to look for an answer to my question everywhere but I could not find it.
I have quite a few indoor plants stacked on my windowsill as my window is quite big. I also have a few tropical plants like a couple of musas, couple of strelitzia, some calatheas (a bit more hidden though) and others like a fern, some cacti etc.
My boyfriend keeps on pressuring me on opening my window whilst I feel like my plants would suffer from it, especially now that it is winter, so I'd rather open the door of my room and open a window somewhere else... Although he argues the windows are too far to change the air in my room  :/
So my question is would opening the window in this weather affect my plants? I'm sure they'd benefit from air circulation and fresh oxygen... so I do that when it's warmer... But what about when it's this cold outside?


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,863
    If the temperatures rises above 10C outside, it will be fine. Below that I would keep the window shut.  Also if it is freezing outside,do not trap the plants between the window and curtains, as it can get very cold.
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,902
    I don’t open mine either. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,102
    I open the windows for a while in the mornings in rooms that really need airing even if it's cold out, ie bedroom and bathroom.  I don't have any delicate plants in those rooms though.
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