- When the cooler weather approaches it’s important to bring your plants indoors.
- Plants can be temperamental and need to be brought indoors slowly and strategically. Otherwise, they’ll go into shock.
- There are many tips to consider, so be sure to plan ahead so you have ample time to transition your plants indoors before the colder weather starts.
Fall is arguably one of the most beautiful seasons. The crisp air, cozy clothing, and fall foliage are just a few of the things many people love about the season. However, the transition to autumn also means frost will be knocking at our doors — which can be a serious nightmare for the plants! Luckily, you can help some of your plants survive and thrive by transitioning them indoors before the colder weather arrives.
While you may be tempted to just drag those potted plants indoors and treat them like the rest of your indoor plants. Many outdoor plants will go into shock and throw a tantrum if they’re not tended to with care slowly and strategically. Follow along as we find out how to transition plants indoors before winter arrives.
When to Bring Plants Indoors for Colder Weather
Plants thrive outdoors during the summer months because of the warmer temperatures and higher humidity levels but when those temperatures start to drop, you’ll need to start transiting them indoors. But how cold is too cold for plants?
As a general rule, you should bring your potted plants indoors when the nighttime lows drop below 50-degrees Fahrenheit (10-degrees Celsius). The roots of potted plants are more exposed to colder temperatures than plants in the ground, which is why it’s important to bring them indoors.