If you moved your houseplants outside to enjoy the beautiful spring and summer weather, you might wonder when it’s time to bring them back in. It’s time for houseplants that need winter dormancy and actively grow during it to move back inside once nighttime weather reaches below 50 degrees. Other plants besides houseplants you can welcome home include:
- Calla lilies
- Elephant ears
- Fibrous begonia
- Tuber roses
Be sure to follow these tips when making the plant transition indoors:
- The outdoors exposes your plants to pests, so be sure to check under the leaves or spray them
- Acclimate your houseplants to lower light levels in shaded spots in the house for a couple of weeks
- Cut back garden plants you bring in repeatedly to encourage growth as they overwinter indoors with you
- Water your plants properly and cut back on fertilizer until springtime
Be careful, though! Some of these plants could be toxic to your furry friends. If your pet has chewed or ingested any toxic plants, take a picture of the plant and bring your pet to the veterinarian as soon as possible to be sure they’re okay.
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