3 Easy Tips On Overwintering Tender Plants

3 Easy Tips On Overwintering Tender Plants

You don’t need a greenhouse to keep your favorites safe. There are three basic methods for keeping tropicals and tender perennials alive through the winter.

  1. Warm, bright surroundings are a safe bet. If your plants struggle due to the lack of bright, natural light, consider supplementing the available light with some type of grow light.
  2. Cool, bright conditions work for plants that can take a light frost – those from temperate subtropical areas or to mountainous tropical regions. Water them when soil is dry, turn the pots regularly to prevent uneven growth, and carefully reintroduce them to full-sun conditions in spring.
  3. Cool, dark settings are perfect for the plants that go dormant. Taper off the supplemental watering and fertilizing of shrubby plants with fleshy stems and foliage to encourage them to slow their growth. Just before the first hard frost, cut them back gently and haul them to the basement.

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