How to take care of your plants in September: Give them a rest after the holidays

Plants suffer in summer from the effects of heat and lack of attention from vacation. If they’ve dried up while you’re away, you’ll need to moisturize them as much as possible to restore their glory. As? Remove the top of the soil and remove the plant from the pot, being very careful not to damage the roots. Place it in a bowl of warm water for 10 minutes. Put it back in the pot and spray its leaves with a spray bottle.

TIME TO TRANSPLANT

September is a good month to transplant some houseplants if you haven’t done it in spring as it is neither cold nor very hot. Before that, it is convenient to remove the dry leaves and make a maintenance pruning by cutting off the old stems.

AUTUMN PLANTS

Plant annual species so they can flower next spring. Choose from varieties such as petunias, daisies, zinnias or begonias, among others. Don’t forget the bulbs – such as dahlias, lilies or amaryllis – which are planted now and will bloom in the spring.

Fertilize your plants. In September it is important to provide the plants with a higher dose of fertilizer to strengthen them for autumn and winter. At this time, it is convenient to choose fertilizers rich in potassium.

PLANTS TO GROW IN SEPTEMBER

INSIDE: FICUS (FICUS LYRATA)

The Ficus Lyrata is a very ornamental tropical plant with large, light green leaves. She likes warm temperatures and cannot tolerate cold.

  • Irrigation. Moderate. Always keep the substrate moist.
  • Fertilizer. A supply of nutrients is practical in spring and summer. Use compost for green leafy plants.
  • Transplantation. When you see the plant’s roots appearing through the drainage holes, it’s time to transplant it into a larger pot.

EXTERIOR: ST. JOHN’S LILY (HEMEROCALLIS SPP.)

It is a small and low-maintenance herb that adapts very well to the environment. Blooming her beautiful trumpet-shaped flowers only last a day. They are orange, pink or purple.

  • Irrigation. Common, especially in the flowering period. Don’t wet the flowers or the leaves.
  • Fertilizer. Use organic fertilizer to make it bloom more.
  • A bit of advice. It breeds in September. Pull the plant out of the ground, divide the clump into portions and replant them separately.
 

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Author: Renata Kralevska

 

A passionate female writer, I specialize in articles about architecture and home interiors. I love sharing insights and inspiration to help readers create beautiful and functional living spaces.

 

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