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Bringing Outdoor Plants Indoors: 5 Tips for an Easy Transition

Connor Bjarnason

Nov 26, 2019


As you transition your wardrobe into a fall-ready one, your plant parenting habits should transition too! Here are 5 steps to make bringing plants indoors this fall a seasonal success and how to keep them not only alive, but happy & healthy until spring! 😊

Bring Them Inside

Spring and Summer were a time for plants to grow and live their best lives outside. Now it’s time to place these plants indoors so they can relax and rest as the temperatures cool down. Don’t forget to check for pests that aren’t meant to be your roommates - wash the plant leaves water or spray with natural pest controls.

Better Together

While bringing plants indoors and scouting new spots for transitioning plants, consider grouping them close together (think design rule of threes!) Not only will this create a sense of depth and style, but it will also help add water to the air and increase humidity benefitting the other plants and their seasonal home as well!

Practice makes perfect
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Chase The Light

Because the sun moves around with the seasons, that means you’ll have to find the perfect place for each plant (or plant grouping) to give it the same amount of light it got in the summer. Rotate the pots too, so that all sides get a little indoor sun action.

Less Water

Unless your apartment is really dry, adjust your watering habits in the colder months to water your plants less often. Split your watering schedule in half or even less...for example, watering every 4 weeks instead of every 2 weeks. Just be sure to research the specific needs of each plant.

Dust It Off

Just as plants deal with dirt and pests outdoors, they too will have to deal with dust while bringing outdoor plants inside. The accumulation of it on their porous leaves makes it harder for them to breathe, so be sure to grab a damp cloth every couple weeks to dust them off!