The summer season is finally here. Outdoor temperatures are changing and indoor environment will be different as well.
Here are few things to keep in mind when it comes to summer plant care:
Do not place plants near AC unit
Forced cold air stream will damage the leaves. Keep your plants at least 3 feet away.
Do not turn AC off during hot summer days
Optimal temperature varies somewhat among different houseplants. However, most prefer a range between 65F and 80F.
Keep fan running
Good air circulation is essential for plant’s health.
Do not close blinds
Without sufficient light, plants will develop weak, spindly growth, and will be more vulnerable to other problems.
Filter direct and long sunlight exposure
Most plants will be ok for an hour or two of direct light each day as long as it's not too hot. Move your plants back from the locations where they are exposed to the sun all day, or filter direct sun with sheer curtains.
Adjust watering routine
Water requirements vary depending on the size and type of houseplant, container, light, temperature, air flow, and humidity, and change throughout a year.
During summer we use AC to cool the air indoors. Soil dries slower in lower temperatures, as the result watering frequency will change to less often.
Always check the soil before watering
We recommend using Soil Moisture Meter. This tool will help you to understand when your plant is ready to be watered.
Wishing you and your plants a great Summer season!
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions. We are always here to help.
|Bright Light||South or southwest-facing windows. Direct sunlight.|
|Medium Light||East or West facing windows. Partial, filtered or indirect sunlight.|
|Low Light||North-facing windows. No more then 20 feet from the window. Bright fluorescent light at least 8-10 hours a day.|
Note: if you can’t read a book as it is too dark in a certain areas than it is too dark for any plant as well.
Window direction is not the only factor to understand your light situation. What is outside the window makes a big difference. Another building, large tree, etc. will block direct light and will effect lighting environment.
Want to learn more about light? Read our Light Guide.