Wintering of potted plants is the biggest problem for gardeners with a small house. However, some plants can be kept without any trouble in dark areas, leaving the bright rooms for the most stinging plant species you have.
1. Geraniums in the cellar/greenhouse
Common geraniums (Pelargonium zoinale) are less demanding in terms of winter conditions. They can be placed in a cellar or in the attic as long as the temperature is between 41-59 degrees Fahrenheit. Watering geraniums during winter is done once every 5-6 weeks, when the soil is dry in depth. Instead, flowing geraniums should be kept constantly in rooms with a lot of light at temperatures above 59 degrees Fahrenheit, otherwise the plants will dye.
2. Resting cacti
Cactuses, as well as other plants from arid areas (agave, aloe or sanseviera) wintering is a time of prolonged rest. The best way to get them over the winter is to store them in a low light place at temperatures between 37.4-41 degrees Fahrenheit without watering it. Winter rest will allow these plants used with heavy conditions to develop better in the coming spring.
3. How to overwinter begonies
The most effective way to keep begonias overwinter is to remove them from the pots and place them in a cardboard with sand on the bottom. They will need darkness and a temperature of 53.6-57.2 degrees Fahrenheit. From the tuberous roots of the plant will come out, until the end of the wintering period, new buds that in February or March can be divided to multiply the plant.
4. Exotic roses, brought out 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, but not too close to a heat source, such as a radiator. Ventilate the room as often as possible, so that the plant won’t sweat away the soil water.
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