How to Grow and Care For Linden Trees Tilia spp.
31.10.2023 - 22:21 / southernliving.com
You don’t have to say goodbye to all of your beautiful garden and patio plants when the first frost is headed your way. You can save many plants for next spring by bringing them indoors to enjoy as houseplants. This applies to tropical landscape plants, such as hibiscus or mandevilla, as well as houseplants that were summering outdoors. You’ll also save money because you won’t have to buy the same plants again next year.
Your biggest challenge when bringing outdoor plants indoors is giving them sufficient light. “A bright sunny south, west, or east-facing window is your best bet,” says Justin Hancock, horticulturalist withCosta Farms. “You also can use grow lights or a simple LED strip light if you don’t have ample natural lighting.”
Not every plant will do well indoors, but go ahead and experiment by bringing in any you can’t bear to lose, says Hancock. You’ll quickly learn which ones are worth the effort and which ones are too fussy, messy, or demanding. The ones that survive the winter can go back outdoors next spring when nighttime temperatures are in the 50s or warmer.
Ahead, our step-by-step guide on how to bring your outdoor plants indoors for the winter:1. Help Your Plants Adjust To Lower Light Levels
“Any quick environmental change, such as going from direct sun outdoors to inside your home can be stressful to many plants, such as citrus trees,” says grower Danny Trejo, founder ofVia Citrus. “Help your plants become acclimated gradually to lower light levels by placing them in a shady spot for a week or two before you bring them indoors.”These Are The Best Plants To Overwinter, According To An Expert 2. Cut
How to Grow and Care For Linden Trees Tilia spp.
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