When and How to Transfer Indoor Plants Inside

Temperatures drop – finally, convulsively – closer to winter, so it’s time to think about when to bring potted plants. Okay, this part is simple: bring in the plants when the temperature drops to 45 ° F at night. But before you do that, make sure you are doing it right.

Apartment Therapy has a good checklist to make sure your plants – both your home and other plants already in it – are doing well with this transition:

  • Check for bugs and diseases. You don’t want to extend this to the plants in your home.
  • Make the transition gradual. For the first few days, add the plants overnight and then take them outside during the day.
  • Prepare your space. Find a sunny spot for plants that are accustomed to getting sunlight. Maybe even wash the windows.
  • Only bring prosperous ones. As Apartment Therapy says, “If they already have problems outdoors, it will only get worse indoors.” Otherwise, it might be time to let go.

How cold does it have to be before you bring your plants inside? | Apartment therapy


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