For us, Spring usually means new beginnings, more sunshine, warmer weather, longer days and shorter nights, beautiful flowers, fresh scents, and overall happier days. For plants, Spring means the beginning of the growing season!
This is when your plants are waking up from hibernation and preparing for the warmer months ahead. This, of course, comes with some significant changes in plant care that every good plant parent should be aware of. Here are 7 tips and instructions that you’ll need to follow in Spring to make sure your plants are happier and healthier than ever:
- First of all, you will need to adjust your watering schedule. Apart from the plants being finally “awake”, the weather gets warmer, the water will evaporate faster and thus you’ll need to water your plants more frequently. However, be careful not to overwater them, as this can harm and even kill them! If you feel unsure, use an updated watering schedule!
- Spring also means that your plants will be hungry for food again – and by food I mean fertilizers. Fertilizers will make your plants grow and thrive, but it is important to use the right type and amount of fertilizer for each plant. You can try our Plant Vitamins, which is an organic and sustainably sourced fertilizer made of seaweed, and is suitable for any plant.
- Take a good look at your plants and decide whether they need fresh soil and/or a bigger pot. If a plant has outgrown its pot, please consider repotting. This growing season is definitely the best time to do that, making space for new growth. Make sure to use a suitable fertilizer which will help against transplant shock.
- If repotting is not enough, and you really need to get your plant into (a new) shape, consider pruning and trimming. Get rid of unhealthy leaves and stems, and take a few cuttings to train the plant and create the desired shape. You can also use the (healthy) excess for propagation, if you want!
- Spring is also an ideal time to propagate – take cuttings from your plants (but make sure this is a suitable method of propagation for that specific plant species) and put them into water. It’s best if you use room temperature filtered water for this, and put the cuttings somewhere they receive enough indirect light. You might discover new roots in a few weeks. And an extra tip for you: you can use Plant Vitamins as a rooting solution, too!
- The last touch: clean the leaves and the pots. Use a warm damp cloth to get rid of the dust and dirt, so your plants get to absorb more sunlight; then make sure to clean the pots, too, for aesthetics! (I wash my leaves every second watering)
- If you’re more into outdoor gardening than indoor plants, make sure to clear your garden of dead leaves and weeds, prune the trees, and make preparations for planting your flowers, fruits and vegetables.
As the seasons change, your plants' needs for care change too, however following these tips will ensure that your plants thrive during this important change in season.
Let’s work together to grow happy and healthy plants!