Updated: Jun 24, 2022
Just like humans, houseplants can benefits from being outside! That is where they originated from, after all. There are a lot of factors to consider before moving your plants outside, such as temperature, weather, and light conditions. We are here to answer all of your questions about moving your indoor plants outside!
Can all plants go outdoors?
Yes, all houseplants can go outside in the warm months, typically May-September. Just like us, plants love the outside fresh air, and the warm temperatures can promote increased growth!
When can plants go outside?
Watch the temperature! As soon as the outdoor temps are consistently above 50F, you can begin taking your plants outside! Keep an eye on the nighttime lows. If you notice the temperature is going to dip below 50F, we recommend bringing your plant in for the night. Plants will be okay with lower temperatures for a short period, but extended exposure can lead to stunted growth or leaf damage.
How should I acclimate my plant?
Acclimating your plant helps the plant adjust over a period of time and avoid the stress of sudden changes in environment, temperature, and light conditions. Start by placing your plant in a shady spot outside for a few hours and gradually increase the time it spends outside over the course of a week, until it is completely outdoors. For your plants that love direct sunlight, gradually i