When the sun comes out in its full glory during summer, our indoor plants get very excited as it means extra energy to grow and flourish. As we all know, spring – summer is the peak growing season for our green pals, but some like it hot more than others. Here’s our tips on how to help them enjoy the sun and heat just as much as we do.
Most plants whilst they enjoy the sunny boost, you’ll want to place them away from a window to prevent their leaves from scorching. The sun is at its strongest in the summer. What direction do your windows face:
North – Little sun during the day / no strong sun. Generally a bit too dark for most plants but low light lovers will be happy.
East – Sun in the AM and great for most plants.
South – Sun during most of the day, strong sun in the middle of the day so be mindful. South facers will want to be away from the window especially during summer, but the cactus will love this spot!
West – Sun in the PM and great for most plants.
More Water Please
We all become more thirsty when it’s hot, and our plants are the same. The combination of high heat and sun causes water to evaporate from their soil at a much faster rate. So just like us they’ll love to take on more water to ensure they don’t dehydrate! This will also help them as they grow.
Check that the top 2″ of soil has dried between waterings (or some plants need their soil fully dry). Ensure to water slowly and deeply – if you water too quickly, just the top soil tends to get wet and the rest escapes out from the bottom of your pot.
Keep an eye out for some sad plant signs such as dropping, shrivelling / curling leaves if they’re feeling very thirsty! Another sure sign is when the soil pulls away from the pot leaving a gap.
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