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4 Easy Methods To Prepare Potted Plants For Winter

The wintering of pot plants is the biggest problem for gardeners who don’t enjoy of a spacious home. However, some plants can be kept without any trouble in dark places, leaving the bright rooms for the most stinging specimens you have.

1. Geraniums in the cellar

Common geraniums (Pelargonium zoinale) are less demanding in terms of winter conditions. They can be placed in a cellar or even in the attic bridge as long as the temperature is between 41-59 degrees Fahrenheit. Geranium watering during winter is done every 5-6 weeks, when the soil in the pot is dry in depth. Instead, flowing geraniums should be kept constantly in rooms with a lot of light at temperatures above 59 degrees, otherwise the plant will die.

2. Cacti at rest

Cactuses, as well as other plants in arid areas (agave, aloe or sanseviera) will enter the cold period in a prolonged rest. The best way to get them over the winter is to store them in a low light place at temperatures of 37.4-41 degrees Fahrenheit without being wet. Winter rest will allow these habitual plants with heavy conditions to develop better in the coming spring.

3. How to care for begonia

The most effective way to keep begonias in winter is to remove them from the pots and place them in sandbox boxes. They will need darkness and a temperature of 53.6-57.2 degrees Fahrenheit. From the tuberous roots of the plant will grow until the end of the wintering period, new buds that in February and March can be divided to multiply the plant.

4. Exotic roses, brought to light

Other exotic plants such as Chinese or Japanese roses will need plenty of light and a constant temperature of over 68 degrees. It’s best to place them on the window sill, without a heating source near them. Ventilate the room as often as possible so that the plant doesn’t sweep away water from the soil.

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