A Haircut for Your Houseplant

If you love surrounding yourself with plants all year round like I do (and who wouldn't?) you get your "green" fix throughout the winter months by keeping houseplants. These living gems help to purify the air inside your home while adding much needed color and texture this time of year. Houseplants are generally easy to care for during their down time as their growth is slower and they require less fertilizer and water (although heat sources may dry soil out faster during the winter months).

I generally do not pot up my indoor plants until March-April as this is the time they start putting on the most growth. But occassionally I notice that a plant may need a little TLC and this time its my rope hoya. This guy does not sprout out shoots from the middle without encouragement, rather his growth mainly occurs at the tip and it ends up looking very long but slim.