Care for your favorite houseplants during the cold season. Though it’s still a ways off, winter’s cold is drawing nigh, and with it, the risk of frost. Mid-October is often when the first frost hits Central Illinois, although it might happen earlier. Before a frost destroys your prized outdoor plants, take preventative action and bring them inside. To save money and have a full garden in the spring, overwinter some of the florist Kuala Lumpur top garden performers inside.
- Invest in Suitable Plants
Before you go about loosening and lifting every plant in the garden, decide which ones may be brought inside for the winter. Some tropicals, perennials, and herbs that require a warmer environment may survive the winter inside.
Examine the possibility of these plants surviving the winter
- Geranium, dieffenbachia, Lavandula, begonia, Persian shields, and Joseph’s coat are all examples of tender perennials.
- Croton, Gardenia, and Cordyline are three examples of tropical plants.
- The herbs are sage, oregano, and bay.
- The cost of next year’s garden may be cut down with this collection of overwintered plants, and the addition of some greenery inside can serve as a mood booster in the dead of winter.
- Pick Plants That Are Good For You
Only choose healthy specimens when picking your favorites to spend the winter inside. Take your time and look for any indications of damage or illness on each plant. Leaves may be washed under running water to wash away any hidden insects, and insecticidal soap can be used as a preventative strategy for plants.
- Carefully reposition the plants
Bringing plants inside requires digging them up completely and repotting them in new potting soil. Keep as much of the plant’s root system as possible while digging to ease the strain on the plant. Trimming the plant’s leaves by a third will also aid in a smooth transition, letting the plant put its energy towards mending its roots rather than continuing to grow at a mature rate. Overwintered garden plants should be cared for in the same manner as houseplants, which means they should be placed in a sunny spot, given water only when the soil becomes dry, and given a source of humidity such as a shallow pan filled with gravel and water placed beneath the container.
- Do Plant Cuttings and Cuttings from Cuttings
If you’re short on square footage at home, but still want to grow your favorite plants, consider propagation. This method effectively creates new plants from Penang florist Georgetown as gifts from older ones. Pick a wholesome shoot that is 3–5 inches long and has 4–6 leaves. Make your incision just below the point where a leaf is linked to the stalk (node). To assure the life of a viable plant, you should take many cuttings. Take off any lower leaves and blossoms, then take off the first two or four buds. Put the cutting’s base into a pot of moist potting soil. Put the container in strong indirect light and keep the humidity high by covering the whole container with transparent plastic. In around 3 to 4 weeks, you may uncover the incision to see whether it has grown a new root system. Prepare the plant for the winter by leaving it out of its protective covering. Some plant species are difficult to multiply. Think of growing coleus, bougainvillea, and impatiens as a means of education.
- Welcome Spring
When daylight temperatures in the spring rise above 60 degrees Fahrenheit, you may begin exposing your plants to the outside to acclimatize them to the weather. Once frost danger has gone, plants may be left outdoors or even returned to the garden.