Make your plants thrive all year around
From winter's rest to spring's growth, summer's vitality to fall's preparation, discover how to nurture your plants through every season for thriving, lush greenery.
The resting period for plants. Growth slows and plants prepare for the next growing season.
- Minimize watering, stop fertilizing and avoid drafty locations for plant placement.
- Misting is beneficial as air is usually dry during winter months.
- Wipe dust from leaves to encourage photosynthesis.
- Bring outdoor potted plants inside for overwintering.
- Overwintering temperature should be low enough to stop plant growth, roughly +5–10 C.
The start of the growth season is the best time for changing soil, repotting and pruning maintenance.
- Prune plants to encourage growth and branching out.
- Cuttings should be taken and planted during spring.
- Incremental fertilizing is started in the spring.
- Increase watering as light increases and growth starts.
Plants need fertilizer with nitrogen and extra watering in warmer months.
- During intense heat, water in the morning or evening, giving plants time to soak up water before it evaporates.
- Create shade for the plants to minimize heat intensity.
- Avoid watering at night to prevent exposing plants to disease.
The time for preparing plants for wintering before the end of the growth season.
- In august, use fertilizer without nitrogen so plants have time to soak up nutrients for winter months.
- Adjust watering and light conditions as weather cools.
- Prune or trim away dead or yellowed foliage.
- Keep an eye out for pests that come indoors in the fall.