Indoor Oasis: Moving Your Plants Inside with Guidance from Jensen’s Flower & Garden

Hello, plant aficionados of Jensen’s Flower & Garden!

The sunlit days of summer are slowly making way for autumn’s mellow hues. As we prepare to embrace the change, it’s time to think about transitioning our cherished outdoor houseplants to the snug indoors. Feeling a hint of hesitation? Fear not! With a sprinkle of expertise from your trusted team at Jensen’s Flower & Garden, this can be a seamless process for both you and your plants.

Kickstart the move with a thorough plant health check. While the outdoors offers many perks, it might also acquaint our plants with pesky pests or unsavory diseases. Identifying and addressing these early on is essential before the indoor relocation, ensuring harmony among all your leafy residents.

Post-inspection, bestow a gentle cleanse upon each plant. This ensures they’re free from dust and any stubborn insects. If a few pests decide to play hard-to-get, a simple application of insecticidal soap should do the trick.

Mulling over repotting? This transition might be the opportune moment. Survey if your plants seem a bit squeezed in their current pots or if the soil looks worn-out and nutrient-deprived.

Let’s delve into some tropical champions and their preferred cozy nooks inside your abode:

  1. Crotons: Dazzling and vivacious, Crotons promise to be indoor eye-catchers. Their preferred spot? Near an east or west-facing window, bathing in bright, indirect light.
  2. Palms: Think Areca, Parlor, and Kentia Palms; these elegant fronds relish bright, indirect sunlight. Station them close to a north or west-facing window, and they’ll be ever-grateful.
  3. Boston Ferns: Aiming for a dense rainforest ambiance indoors? Enter Boston Ferns. They favor cool, humid retreats with indirect illumination – your bathroom might just become their new haunt.
  4. Bougainvillea: A sun-worshiper at heart, this radiant plant needs a dedicated 5 hours of direct sunlight daily. Aim for a bright spot beside a south-facing window.
  5. Hibiscus: Station these sun-loving blossoms close to a south-facing window, ensuring they get their fix of bright, indirect light. Their soil’s mantra? Moist, but never drenched.
  6. Mandevilla: With their sophisticated trumpet-shaped flowers, Mandevillas are in constant pursuit of sunlight. A location adjacent to a south or west-facing window, supplemented with a trellis for support, should be perfect.

It’s key to remember that the leap from the great outdoors to indoors can be startling for our green pals. Easing them in, perhaps bringing them indoors during the cooler nights to start, can make the transition smoother.

A final tip: Inside, plants might shift to a slower pace of growth. This means their water and nutrient demands could decrease. Stay observant and adjust as needed.

With these tidbits and your loving touch, you can transform your space into a verdant haven, echoing the summer’s charm throughout the year. Always remember, the Jensen’s Flower & Garden team stands by your side, ready to guide and assist.

Until our next botanical exchange,

The Jensen’s Flower & Garden Crew.