If your houseplants have been outside for the summer, it’s time to bring them in for the cooler season.
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HOW TO TRANSITION YOUR HOUSEPLANTS FOR FALL:
Like us, plants have to spend more time inside during the cooler months. Once temperatures start to get near 50 degrees Fahrenheit outside at night, it’s important to grab your more fragile plants and bring them inside.
Here are our best tips on how to make the transition easy for you and your plants.
FOLLOW OUR GRAF GROWERS TIPS TO KEEP YOUR PLANTS HAPPY
While your plants are still outside, this is a great opportunity to have a last of the season pamper. Water your plants well outside your home. It is a great time to give them a soak and wash down their leaves.
Fertilize your houseplants one last time before we head into our darker late fall and winter months.
TIP: Avoid fertilizing them after Halloween and until April when our homes warm up and there is more daylight. This will help them not stretch for daylight and become leggy.
Treat your plants for living bugs that naturally occur outside. We recommend Bonide Houseplant Systemic that is applied to your plants roots. This prevents any pesky bugs from coming into your home with your plants. You can also use beneficial nematodes for this step.
WHY? This product protects plants from damage by insects for two months. Insects it protects against : Aphids, White Flies, Scale, Mealybugs, soil Gnats and more.
Find the perfect space for your house plant. Remember to think about what light conditions they prefer and then place them accordingly. If you aren’t exactly sure how to best place your plants, read our blog post on indoor house plants and light conditions.
Don’t have enough spots with good light? Add a grow light!
You can even purchase ones that add interest to your decor rather than look industrial.
GROW LIGHT TIPS:
- Do not turn your new grow light on for 6+ hours when you first use it. Your plants will burn! Slowly transition your plants by giving them an hour of light a day and then upping the time amount slowly over the course of several weeks.
- Plants under grow lights will need more water than the ones not under it.
- Rotate your plants so they grow evenly.
Cut down on your watering to prevent root rot and plant loss. The number of times you water your house plants per month will taper as we have less daylight and cooler temperatures. Simply – your plants need less water when the days are cooler and shorter.
BE HEALTHY WITH HOUSEPLANTS!
HOUSEPLANTS ARE PROVEN TO REDUCE STRESS, BOOST YOUR CREATIVITY AND CLEAN THE AIR. WHETHER YOU’RE AN EXPERT PLANT PERSON OR A SELF-DESCRIBED BROWN THUMB JUST LOOKING FOR A PLANT THAT’S HARD TO KILL, WE HAVE A PLANT FOR YOU!