Tips On How To Move Your Houseplants Outside

With the arrival of spring, many of us are looking forward to bringing our houseplants outdoors. But when is the best time to do so? Knowing when to bring your houseplants outdoors can help you ensure that they remain healthy and happy throughout the summer months. Bringing your houseplants outdoors can be a great way for them to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. It is important to take certain precautions to ensure that your plants don’t suffer from the elements. Here are some tips to help you bring your houseplants outdoors safely and successfully.

Outdoor Temperatures

When it comes to bringing your houseplants outdoors, the best temperature is an important factor to consider. The ideal temperature is when the temperature is consistently over 55 degrees Fahrenheit in the evening. Most tropical indoor plants need warm temperatures to flourish and survive.  If the temperature is too cold, the plant might not live.  

Right Location And Sunlight

Not all plants will thrive in the same environment, so it is important to know what conditions each plant needs before you place them in your outdoor garden. The right location can make all the difference between a thriving plant and one that struggles to survive. Avoid direct sunlight and windy areas as this can cause sunburn or leaf damage. Start them in a shady location for a week or more and gradually let them adjust to more sunlight. Remember the sun is much stronger outdoors compared to their indoor home.

Proper Watering

Watering is an essential part of keeping houseplants healthy and happy. When bringing your houseplants outdoors, the right amount of water is key to ensuring that your plants have the best chance of thriving in their new environment. Your plants will need a little more attention when they are outside. Start off by giving them a little shower by spraying them with your hose. This will help get rid of any dust on their leaves from being indoors. It will also raise the humidity, which your plants will like.

Remember when they are outdoors the plants will need more watering because of the warmer temperature, more sunlight, and summer breezes. These things will cause the soil to dry out. Check your houseplants daily to make sure the soil has not dried out. Too much or too little water can lead to stunted growth, wilting, and even death for your plants.

Your plant pots should also have proper drainage. You don’t want to have your plants sitting in water, which can cause root rot or overwatering.

Feed Your Plants

With these summer conditions, your plant will most likely grow more. Once your plants have been outside and adjusted to their new surroundings, start to feed them. Whatever fertilizer you use, just remember with the more frequent water you will have to feed them more often because the nutrients will be flushed out more often. You will see them grow quickly in this new environment.

Check For Pests And Diseases

Checking for pests and diseases regularly is essential if you want to keep your houseplants healthy and vibrant. In their new outdoor environment pests and diseases can easily spread from one plant to another. By regularly inspecting your plants for signs of infestation or disease, you can catch potential problems early before they become too difficult to treat.

When fall comes it will be time to bring your houseplants indoors. Here are our tips for transitioning your houseplants back indoors.  

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