1. Cut back on the frequency of watering.
The soil won’t be drying out as fast & the roots don’t need as much water at this time. Here in Tucson in the summer, I water my houseplants roughly every 7 days. In the winter I cut back the frequency back to every 2-3 weeks. How often for you will vary depending on the type of plants you have, the pot sizes & soil makeup, light conditions, & how warm your home is.
2. Decrease the amount of water.
This is something I do by roughly 25%. I have many houseplants so what helps me out is 2 sizes of watering cans, which you’ll see in the video below. I use the smaller 1 for all my plants in winter.
3. Use room temperature water.
Houseplants are resting at this time & don’t appreciate the shock of ice cold water.
4. Don’t let too much water collect in the saucer.
A little bit trickling out is fine but you don’t want to submerge the grow pot in 1-3 inches of water as it will cause the roots to eventually rot. On layers of pebbles or rocks is fine – more on that under “humidity”.