How to make sure your plants thrive in Summer!
Plant care changes with changes in the season. Just like the weather, sunlight, and temperature in a plant's natural environment fluctuate throughout the year, so should your indoor plant care to mirror those changes!
CHANGING PLANT CARE IN SUMMER
Summer means one thing - your plants (and you) might need more water!
If you’ve read our Spring Plant Care Blog, you’ve already done a plant spring cleaning and started to increase water amounts over the last couple of months. Now it’s time to dive a little deeper to make sure your plants make it through the hottest months of the year. As the days get longer and hotter, plants will receive more sun and water will evaporate easier so increasing watering can help them thrive.
SUMMER PLANT CARE STEPS + TIPS
- Check the light situation again - plants can be burned by bright direct sunlight through windows so be sure they are in a less damaging spot but still getting lots of indirect sunlight.
- Make sure your plants aren’t in an AC draft.
- Pay attention! Over other months, like winter, we suggest ignoring your plants a little since they go into dormancy. During summer, pay more attention to “What Your Plants are Trying to Tell You”
- After slowly introducing more water to your plants over spring, in summer months this is the most water your plant will get throughout the year but be careful not to waterlog your plants. It’s important to know if your plant wants damp soil consistently or if you should wait for the soil to dry in between watering.
CACTI + SUCCULENTS SUMMER CARE
- It can be hard to know how much water is the right amount for cacti and succulents during the summer. All of our plants come with specific instructions for summer watering care.
- ALWAYS water into the sand or soil not directly on the plant!
HOUSEPLANT SUMMER CARE
- We suggest moistening houseplant soil evenly, once per week.
- Remember to wipe the leaves of your houseplant once a month to keep them healthy, dust-free, and pest-free. You should switch rags in between plants if you see any signs of pests or want to be extra careful.
- Watch for signs of overwatering (yellow leaves) and signs of thirst (limpness). All of our houseplants are super hardy so a little over or under-watering will not be a problem, just be careful not to overcompensate.
- It is normal for houseplants to lose leaves. If many leaves are turning brown or yellow these are signs that you are over or under watering
How are your plants doing in the Summer heat? Let us know at care@tierrasolstudio or on instagram @tierrasolstudio