Plant Care Tip #15: Summer Care Tips - Changing Habits

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The latest in plant care tips for keeping your foliage happy and healthy, brought to you by premium plant delivery service Léon & George.

As seasons change, so do the needs of our plants. Here are a few areas to focus on as the days get hotter and the sun shines longer.

Sun: like us, plants can get sunburnt too. With the sun closer and stronger during summer months, move your plants away from areas they may be exposed to extended periods of harsh direct sunlight.

Misting: keep a misting bottle filled with clean water closeby and spray your leaves in between waterings to give them humidity and keep them from wilting and dehydrating.

Watering: hotter & drier days can cause water to evaporate faster. Check your plant’s soil more frequently, every 3-4 days, and adjust your schedule as needed. Water around the outsides towards the center, and check that the soil is holding the water vs. passing directly through to the bottom.

Adapting to A/C: make sure your plants are out of the direct path of air vents. Air condition can also dry out your air faster, so follow the step above to adjust your watering appropriately.

Temperature: the ideal temperature for most indoor plants is 65-75°F, extremes above and below will affect your plant’s happiness. Do your best to maintain a consistent setting and use these tips to compensate for the changes in temperature.

Overall, give your plants love, attention, and listen carefully to what it is they’re trying to tell you.

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