Fall is in full swing as the leaves are falling, the pumpkin spice is flowing, and temperatures are beginning to drop. However, for all you plant-lovers, fall isn’t just about ghosts, ghouls and wooly sweaters -- it’s time to bring your plants indoors! The scariest thing you’ll likely encounter this fall is the effects of cold-weather shock on your front-porch forest, so follow along for some tricks and tips to keep your plants leafy green all year round.
1. Plan A Gradual Transition
As fall comes underway, plants left outside overnight come into great risk of yellowing, wilting, and even dying. Bringing plants indoors when temperatures are expected to drop under 50 degrees Fahrenheit overnight is a good rule of thumb, and can be a great way to begin the process of transitioning them inside full time by the start of winter.
2. Check for Bugs
The great outdoors has both its own charm and also a fair share of creepy crawlies. When transitioning a plant indoors, always be sure to check for hitchhikers in the form of spiders, worms, bugs, and anything else that doesn’t belong inside.
3. Double Check Your Plant’s Watering Needs
As seasons change, so should your plant’s watering schedule -- while the watering needs of individual plants vary by species, almost all houseplants require less water during fall and winter months. As cold weather approaches, be sure to research your plant’s unique optimal hydration patterns to avoid root rot and ensure great health all year round.
When cared for properly your favorite plants can live for years, but sadly, if left outside through the colder winter months, they aren’t likely to see the spring. So if the pumpkins are out, it’s time to bring your plants indoors for the holidays.
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