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Fall Plant Care: How to Transition Your Plants for Fall

Fall Plant Care: How to Transition Your Plants for Fall

Set your indoor greenery paradise up for success by learning how to transition your plants for fall.

The fall season means colder temperatures, dry air, and less light, which means, if you’re a plant parent, you need to pay extra attention to your plants and their needs. As the season shifts, you’ll also need to change your plant care routine to fit their needs this cold season. Here are five tips on how to transition your plants for the fall.

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Adjust Your Watering Schedule: Shorter days and colder nights mean that your plant’s soil may not need as much water as it did during spring and summer. It’s best to check if your plant’s soil is completely dry before watering. There are two ways you could check the soil’s moisture: either with a moisture meter or by using your fingers to feel the soil. Make sure to water your plants according to their watering needs. However, it’s best to wait for the soil to dry out before watering. Remember, you could always save an underwatered plant, but it’s almost impossible to save an overwatered plant no matter what season.

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Increase the Humidity & Temperature: The fall season is automatically the start of sweater-weather, and while we all love chilling in our homes with a cup of warm drink, your plants aren’t fond of the cold temperature and dry air. One of the ways on how to transition your plants for fall is to increase the humidity of your space by placing a humidifier or by misting them regularly. Avoid placing your plants in drafty areas or near the windowpane where the temperature could get too cold.

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Make Sure Your Plant Is Getting Enough Light: Make sure your plant is getting enough light to produce its own food. There are a few ways to make sure your plants are getting the right amount of sunlight: either you place them in a south or east-facing window or provide them with grow lights.

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Prune Yellow Leaves: It’s okay to remove dead leaves or stems during the fall season but save any major pruning for next spring or summer.

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Take a Break From Fertilizing: While it’s still summer, feed your plants for the last time. Once the fall season finally settles in, take a break from fertilizing or shift to fertilizing once a month and cut the recommended amount in half. However, it still depends on your plant’s needs. Keep in mind that each plant has different needs.

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These are the simple ways on how to how to transition your plants for fall. Follow these tips to keep your plants alive and healthy throughout this cold season.

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Check out our Plant Care blog to learn more about different houseplants and tips on how to keep your plants alive and healthy.

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