Now Spring is definitely starting to spring, you may have already those first bulbs indoors to brighten up your room. These beautiful and fragant plants can cheer anyone up as they burst into life, so just follow these 5 tips to protect your houseplants and bring the Spring indoors.
1. AVOID DRAFTS
Just like humans, the bulbs are susceptible to the cold, especially as Spring nights can still be frosty and Storm Doris was enough to send shivers down anyone’s back, so avoid any areas that you know may allow blast of cold air in!
2. SOMEWHERE NICE AND LIGHT
As long as there isn’t a draft close by, place the bulbs somewhere light and that gets some sunshine during the day. Be aware that some plants like more sun than others, but all natural light helps the flowers bloom.
3. BUT DON’T OVERHEAT THEM
Make sure the plants are not drying up near open fires or hot radiators or the leaves will droop and any flowers will drop off. Perhaps they are getting too much sun if the window is a particular suntrap so think about how the sun moves around the room. If your plant is suffering from yellow or falling leaves, then it is getting too hot.
4. HOWEVER KEEP THEM WARM!!
It’s tough to get this just right, but a sudden drop in temperature or prolonged periods of cold will harm the plants too, so avoid rooms that are particularly liable to feel cold. If you see the leaves turning brown, that could be a sign that your plant is too cold. Most houseplants thrive between 65 – 75 º F (18-24ºC) during the day and 60-68ºF at night (15-20ºC).
5. WATER WITH CAUTION
Don’t forget that houseplants shouldn’t need as much water during the winter months, so just check that the compost isn’t too wet before adding more water and add gradually.
We hope that we’ve helped!