How to care for your houseplants in spring
Spring is the time when the sun comes out and your plants get growing. Here’s how to give them everything they need.
Your indoor plants get incredibly excited about spring. We’re entering the ‘growing season’, when plants add loads of new leaves and maybe some flowers too. Let’s help them make the most of it. The key things to remember are:
- Water more regularly, to help them grow
- Move sensitive plants away from strong sun
- Start feeding them monthly
- Prune them to keep them neat
- Check if they need repotting
Help them get the right light
Spring brings more sun, which is great for plants. Make sure they’re getting the amount they need, but not too much.
Sun-worshipping plants like cacti will be happy sitting in direct sun.
For most other plants, try to keep them out of harsh direct sun (usually from noon-3pm). You may want to move them slightly back from the window as we get into summer.
Feed your plants monthly
Some people like to feed their plants more frequently, often with more diluted feed. Use whatever works for you, but we recommend monthly.
Water more regularly
Your indoor plants will be thirsty as well as hungry. Check their soil at least once or twice a week in spring.
Avoid overwatering by sticking to this simple rule: put a finger in your plant's soil to a depth of two inches. If you feel moisture, it’s fine for now. If it’s completely dry, give it some water.
Now is the time for repotting
If your plant has grown a lot over the past couple of years, it might be time to repot. Spring is the ideal time as plants have plenty of energy for growing new roots.
You’ll know it’s time to repot if there are lots of roots poking out of the surface of the soil or bottom of the pot. Find out how to repot here.
This is the time when your plants will be looking their absolute best, so make the most of every day.
Put them somewhere you’ll see them all the time. We love to see how your plants are doing, so tag us in shots of your urban jungles on Instagram.
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