5 tips for taking care of your houseplants in the spring.
It's Spring, time for your plants to wake up and start growing new shoots and leaves. We offer to accompany you to better observe them, understand them, and help them grow well until the end of summer!
1. Remember to check the soil of your plants more often.
With warmer weather, higher temperatures and longer sunny days, it is very likely that your plants will dry out faster. So check your plants and their soil more regularly, and find your new rhythm for each of them. Keep in mind that plants in small pots will dry out faster than those in large pots, because the volume of soil there is minimal. If your air is dry, you will need to check them almost regularly.
Consult our article dedicated to watering indoor plants.
2. Redesign your interior around your plants.
It is recommended to be careful to move your shoots away from the window, the sun's rays are stronger there and the air drier. Find a new place for your plants, where they will find the light and humidity they need.
3. Spring cleaning and maintenance of your plants.
Indoors, plants can more easily see their leaves become covered with a fine film of dust. Not only does this diminish their beauty, but it does not facilitate their photosynthesis. Try to remember to gently wipe your leaves with a dampened cloth from time to time to keep them looking healthy and vibrant.
Look at your plants and cut off the small, yellow, etiolate leaves, you can take the opportunity to take cuttings. This will help give it a good start for its spring growth!
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4. Spring is the perfect time to repot your plants.
The best time to repot a plant is early spring, because the plant will enter a so-called “vegetative” period, i.e. a period conducive to development. Take a good look at your plants, some will require a good repotting. Signs of a plant that is too cramped can be: the roots stick out of the pot from the bottom (or the top!), the oldest leaves turn yellow and fall off, the plant no longer produces or produces few new leaves, the new leaves are small, the plant is curled up on itself... In this case it's time to find a new pot of 2-3 centimeters in diameter larger, and follow our repotting guide!
If you want to know more, read our article dedicated to repotting.
5. New shoots? Fertilize your plants.
After months of no new leaves on the horizon, does your plant finally seem to be waking up? Don't hesitate to help him. A little fertilizer can be welcome and the helping hand it needs, dilute it well, more than in the middle of the season, and do not put it every watering, use once or twice a month is sufficient.