Preparing houseplants for summer
How to get plants ready for summer?
Plants are cozy, beautiful and in some cases also air-purifying. Yet it seems as if every plant that comes near you is dying. It’s not your love for plants, but what is it?
Making plants summer ready in 3 steps
Step 1: Repotting
Time for a new flowerpot. Bring in the sun by choosing a colorful new house for your houseplant. Or create a new atmosphere by choosing a different material. A new breath of fresh air through your house.
Pots give your plants new energy to grow. Fresh soil also has the advantage that water can flow better to the roots.
Step 2: Cuttings
Do not only bring a breath of fresh air to your interior, by choosing a new flowerpot, but also like to renew your plant. Houseplants such as the Monstera or a hip Pancake plant make babies quickly. The question is what you do with them.
Do you provide a home for these new cuttings? By taking a good look at your plants with a pair of pruning shears, you can make a new start. A start for the new cuttings, and a fresh basis for your older houseplant. A win-win situation!
Step 3: Move your plants
Probably your houseplants have been in the same place for ages. Fine, they are often there for a reason. Do you have the space, and sunlight in several places? Then put your plants in a new place.
Moving your plants can create a new atmosphere in your house, but can also be good for your houseplant itself. Pay attention to which plant you want to put where. A plant that prefers to be in the shade shouldn’t be placed in direct sunlight. Do you notice that the move doesn’t pay off? You can always move them back. Home is where the heart is, right?!