Posted on March 28 2023
As autumn sets in, many of us begin to transition our homes and gardens to suit the changing weather. For indoor plant lovers, this can mean adjusting our care routines to ensure our beloved green friends thrive during the cooler months. If you're an indoor plant parent on the East Coast of Australia, you may be wondering how to care for your plants during autumn. Fortunately, there are several tips and tricks you can use to keep your indoor plants healthy and happy.
Water deeply, less frequently.
It's important to pay attention to watering. During autumn, the air can be quite dry, which can lead to moisture loss in the soil. However, it's important not to overwater your plants as this can lead to root rot. Instead, aim to water your indoor plants deeply, but less frequently than you might during the summer months. We love our , which are light to hold but dispense the hydration through a wider spout for optimum flow. Make sure the soil is allowed to dry out slightly between watering sessions to prevent any issues.
Breathe new life.
If your potted plants are getting tired of the same old mix you can breathe new life into their medium with a splash of Plant Runners new which is packed with all the good stuff that makes plants truly come alive. The active ingredients such as Frass and Biochar will help build the nutrient profile of tired mixes as well as increasing their capacity to hold moisture!
Make a ritual with light.
Another important consideration is lighting. As the days get shorter and the sun moves lower in the sky, your indoor plants may not be getting the same amount of sunlight they did during summer. Consider creating a ritual to turn your plants by a quarter each week to cultivate a well balanced foliage arrangement as plants will naturally reach towards the light.
Check for signs of stress.
Finally, it's a good idea to keep an eye on your plants for signs of stress or damage. As the weather cools, your plants may be more susceptible to issues such as pests and disease. One way to encourage resilience and robustness in your plant babies is to keep them well fed! A hungry plant is often weaker and more prone to attack! For a quick and easy vitamin boost you can add a drop or two of to your and spritz the foliage to your hearts content! It’s always wise to regularly inspect your plants for any signs of damage, and take action promptly if you notice anything amiss. We love to spend a lazy Sunday wiping down the leaves from time to time; helping to clear dust and debris that can inhibit the plants ability to respire and photosynthesize. Following this routine with an application of adds a touch of Neem to both shine the leaves and deter insects with its oil based properties.