Autumn Tips for Happy Houseplants

14 Mar, 2023

As the heat of summer starts to subside, it’s time to make some changes to the way you care for your indoor plants. With cooler temperatures and lower light levels, many plants will need a little less love than they did during summer. A change of season is also a good time to try some new styling techniques to give your home a fresh new look. Here are our top indoor plant tips to keep you growing well this autumn.

Indoor Plant Styling Tips

Moving your plants to a new spot in your home when the seasons change isn’t just recommended to adapt to the changing temperatures and light conditions, it’s also a good chance to give your rooms a fresh new vibe. Just remember to keep an eye out for signs of stress once you’ve moved your plants to their new home - they’re usually pretty good at letting us know if they’re not happy. Often plants that haven’t been moved around for a while will thrive once they find their perfect spot, so don’t be afraid to try a few different areas of your house until it feels right.

Boring Corners

It’s easy to get used to that empty corner in your lounge or bedroom, but it’s the perfect spot for a large feature indoor plant like a fiddle leaf fig or monstera. If you’re after something a little more subtle, try grouping a few small to medium sized plants at varying heights using plant stands.

Coffee Tables

Coffee tables are usually the centrepiece of a living room, and with the addition of a few of your favourite plants, can create a whole new feeling of zen. We suggest changing a few of your cover pots to incorporate the earthier tones of the season like terracotta, burnt orange and wooden textures. Even a few small decorative additions like candles, jars and vases can make a big difference.


Often the most neglected room in the house, but one where we spend most of our time, adding some greenery to your bedroom will instantly make the space feel more relaxing. Choosing the right plants can even help you sleep better, like the air purifying ZZ or peace lily. If you have a smaller bedroom, try a kentia palm or strelitzia (bird of paradise) which will give you height without taking up too much space.


Even the most basic of bathrooms can be transformed into a spa-like sanctuary with the help of some moisture-loving plants like maidenhair ferns and moth orchids. If you’re low on light, don’t worry, plants like snake plants or ZZs will still thrive (and require very little watering).

Autumn Care Tips


As the temperatures cool down, our watering routines need to be adjusted accordingly. Certain plants like peace lilies, monstera and ficus can hold out for a while without water. And, no need to worry about watering if the soil is still looking a little damp, we don't want to give them too much of a good thing and cause root rot. On the other hand, our ferns, fittonias, and carnivorous plants prefer to stay slightly moist.


With autumn comes shorter days and a change in sunlight position! That means, our indoor plants may need to find a new spot to call home. But don't worry, it's all part of the fun of being a plant parent. Make sure to close windows at night to prevent any cool drafts from sneaking in and giving your tropical plants the chills.


With the cooler weather, your house plants’ growth will slow down and many of them will be going into a cosy little dormancy period. Just think of it as a plant vacation! They don't need much food during this time, so give them a little break from fertilising and let them recharge. But don't worry, they'll be back to their lush and vibrant selves in no time!

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