You may know that rain is GREAT for those plants that are cooped up inside for the majority of the year. But there’s a couple of things to watch out for.
AVOID PUTTING YOUR HOUSEPLANTS IN HEAVY RAIN OR STORMS
Remember, most of your houseplants are used to growing beneath the canopy of a rainforest. Those tall trees above bear the brunt of heavy rain, allowing drops to trickle to the floor below. Delicate leaves can get damaged in heavy rain, and storms can bend stems. It’s always best to monitor the weather, and pull your plants inside again if it gets too crazy!
TRY TO KEEP THEM GROUPED TOGETHER
With rain can come wind! The last thing you want is for a gust to blow over your hard-grown green babes. Grouping the plants tightly together will allow them to support each other and reduce the risk of casualties. You could even prop them against a wall or hard surface.
LIMIT THE TIME YOUR HOUSEPLANTS ARE OUTSIDE
While plants are meant to be grown outside, it’s important to reduce the chance of shock. You’re best to keep them outside for 1-2 hours during the day. Try to avoid significant changes in temperature, and definitely pull them in before the sun goes down!
Read more about the benefits of rainwater here.