The Ultimate Guide to Autumn Plant Care: Tips for Successful Autumn Planting
Coming out of Summer, hopefully your plant fronds are in tip-top shape. The warmer, lighter months will have seen your plants grow bigger and stronger, giving you that proud plant-parent feeling. However, as Autumn begins, there is no time to bask in the glory of your thriving plant-children. To avoid picture-book scenes of dry, lifeless Autumn leaves covering the ground, we are giving you our Top Autumn Tips for Indoor Plant Survival. We'll even give you some suggestions for plants who are particularly strong through the Autumn months.
WATER LESS OFTEN
Similar to our seasons, plant seasons will change too! This means our plants' thirst will decrease as the weather gets cooler. Therefore, watering will be required less frequently and should only occur when the top 3cm of potting mix is dry. On top of potentially drowning your plant-child (terrible parenting!), overwatering in the cooler months can lead to unwelcome guests, fungus and gnats. Yuck!
SLOW DOWN ON THE FERTILISER
As much as it can be tempting to want to watch your plant-children continue their growth, Autumn is not the time to be force-feeding them. After a tiring Summer of impressing you, flexing their new leaf muscles, it's time to give your plant a rest and allow them to transition to their natural dormant stage during the cooler months. Like any child with a pushy parent, they're bound to push back if you are too harsh on them, so slow down on the fertiliser to avoid burnt roots.
As the number of hours of light decrease and the position of the sun changes, you must be proactive and seek the best spot to allow your plants to thrive. Consider placing them near a window where they can soak in the rays and rotate them regularly to ensure an even tan.. uhh I mean even growth and sunlight exposure. Avoid placing your plants where they will receive draughts from opening windows and doors, as the change in air temperature may send them into shock!
EXPECT FOLIAGE DIEBACK
Moving your houseplants can shock them a bit, and as they adjust to their new home - don't panic if you start seeing some leaves fall! This is totally normal. Even after spending all summer in one spot, changes of light means less energy for the foliage. You can give those plants an extra helping hand by using your garden scissors to carefully removing off any mature leaves that seem ready to go on their way.
REPOT OVERGROWN PLANTS
Did your indoor plants thrive this spring and summer? Congratulations! Now, if those luscious leaves are starting to look a bit crowded in their pots, it's time for an upgrade. To learn more about Autumn Planting - when should you repot them, how exactly do this and what tools to use, check out our Repotting Video on YouTube.
OUR AUTUMN PLANTS...
To cope with the passing of Summer, we recommend sprucing up your plant-family with some members who thrive in the Autumn months. The Sansevieria Hahnii Green and Sansevieria Moonshine are both varieties which will be great plants in these months. These guys will look after you, producing oxygen and removing toxins from the air which otherwise accumulate in the months when your windows are often closed.
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