Green Ceiling( plafond Vegetal) is useful in winters as it keeps your room in even temperatures. Most of us have a favorite plant or two on our deck. Maybe it’s the one that was given to you by a friend, or perhaps it’s a houseplant you’ve had for years and years. Whatever the case may be, no matter how long you’ve had your plant there, at some point, winter will come along and ruin everything.
The most popular plants to keep in place during the colder months are succulents. Succulents are easy to care for, and they generally require very little water. These are all wonderful features when living inside an apartment, but what happens when you move outside? What if you’re not near a greenhouse or a nursery with a selection of succulents? Or even worse, what if you don’t want to give up your current set-up? Well, here’s something you can do to make sure your plants are still alive through the coming cold season.
Keeping Your Deck Plants Alive During The Cold Months
Before we begin, let me remind you that this is only recommended for those who live in areas where temperatures drop below freezing. Also, please note that I am not a professional gardener; my knowledge of such things comes from personal experience and the experiences of others. And finally, I’m going to assume these tips are being used with your consent. If you aren’t comfortable with any of the information contained herein, feel free to skip down to another section of the article.
So, without further ado…
First off, remove any dead leaves from your plants. This might seem like it isn’t necessary since you know your plant will grow new leaves once spring arrives, but remember, it takes time for new growth to appear. Dead leaves are also difficult to clean out of your pot, which makes it more likely for mold to form. So, while you’re removing them, also check for signs of insect infestation. You’ll be surprised at just how many insects can survive the winter outdoors. They’ll look like green spots (or dots) on the undersides of the leaves. Remove these as well. Also, check to see if any of the stems have been damaged or broken. In these cases, you should cut the stem close to the plant, leaving about 1/4″ of stem so that the plant has something to anchor itself to.
Next, prepare your container for winter weather. It doesn’t need to be fancy, it just needs to provide enough protection from cold winds. For smaller containers, I suggest using an old blanket that you use around the house or yard. Simply lay it over the top of the container to protect the soil and add insulation. Just make sure whatever you cover your pots with does not get wet! Watering is important every couple of days throughout the year, but especially now. Check the bottom of your pot and make sure the soil isn’t too dry, then moisten it lightly. Don’t worry about adding too much water, though – you won’t drown your plant, and you’ll know when it’s time to water again.
Now, for larger pots, you might consider using a large tarpaulin. Wrap it around the pot before placing it in its permanent location. This will help prevent the leaves from getting sunburned after the sun goes down, making it harder for the plant to photosynthesize.
If you’re keeping your plants outside, you’ll need to bring them inside at night. While we’re talking about bringing your plants indoors, you might want to consider moving them somewhere else besides the kitchen counter. This is because kitchen counters tend to become extremely warm after the sun sets. This can cause problems for your plants, particularly succulents. If you must keep your plants next to your stove, put a heat lamp under the pot. This helps the plant stay warm overnight. Keep it away from direct sunlight, though.
Finally, during the day, bring your plant inside where it will receive plenty of light, but not too much. Keep it in an area that receives plenty of natural light. If your plant is placed in front of a window, you might want to add a small table underneath it. This provides additional shade, allowing it to retain the same amount of warmth while protecting it from the harsh rays of the sun.
These are just a few ideas for helping your deck plants survive the winter. There are plenty more out there, but the key is to remember to keep them protected from the elements.
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The Deck Plants like any other plants require all sorts of treatment especially in winters and in winters extra care needs to be taken care of as it makes the plant lose the required nourishment it requires from the sun as there is not much proper sunlight you have to use some manmade techniques.