Spring is a time of growth for houseplants.
Plants will be overcoming their winter rest, and will
begin to grow faster with the increased light. Spring
(especially late spring) is a great time to catch up
on needed plant maintenance, such as repotting, fertilization,
and propagation. Below are some tips on spring houseplant
- Houseplants will begin to show increased
growth during the spring. Fertilizer can begin to
be applied more frequently. However, be sure to slowly
increase the frequency and dosage of fertilizer during
- Re-potting is best done during the
springtime, so that plants will have the opportunity
to grow into their new pots.
- Houseplants may need to be watered
more frequently as they may dry out faster due to
increased light intensity and duration.
- Spring is also a great time to take
cuttings, and try to propagate some of your favorite
- Most houseplants will benefit
from being moved outdoors during the summertime. They
should be placed in a semi-shady place where they
will be protected from the elements. Plants can be
moved outdoors in late spring (Depending on climate),
when nighttime temperatures reach 60°F.