Spring + Summer Plant Care
It seems silly, but leaves really need to be dusted. A lack of dusting can actually keep your plants from getting the sunshine and air they need. So outside of making our houseplants look fresh and bright, dusting will also help them thrive.
You’ll also want to take this time to cut away brown or yellow leaves that have seen better days. Our plants will now be healthy enough to prune, which helps promote new, fuller growth in your tropicals.
Now is also the time to say goodbye to any plants that just don’t seem to be bouncing back. You can compost them, give them away, or try propagating a healthy cutting. But you’ll be relieved to free up space by not looking at that plant that doesn’t make you happy anymore, and making room for ones that do!
If you feel your plant has outgrown its pot and is ready for a new one, spring is the time to repot it. Waiting till spring or summer is important because it’s when your plant is at its healthiest and strongest which will prevent shock and let it easily grow into the larger pot. When repotting, choose a pot that is 2 inches larger than the one it’s in. Place potting soil on the bottom of your pot, about 1/3 full. If the roots of your plants are compacted, you can break them up a bit with your hands and then place in your new pot. Fill in soil around the edges then water thoroughly.
Now that we’ve given our plants a break from any plant food over the winter, spring is a perfect time to give them some extra energy as they enter their growing seasons. We’ve had good luck with Dr. Earth and will have Good Dirt Plant Food available in store in April.