Caring for your potted plants during the summer

Little by little the most flowery season of the year is coming to an end, and the warmest time of the year is already beginning to be noticed. The temperatures, both maximum and minimum, begin to rise and many plants, such as the geraniums in the photo above, bloom thus giving joy to the garden or corner where they are. In these months, the care of potted plants increases , because in addition to needing regular watering, they also appreciate fertilization and some small pruning, which should focus only on removing dry leaves and/or withered flowers.

Next, we are going to tell you about the specific care that various types of plants need, including trees, shrubs, and rose bushes .

Index

  • 1 Trees
  • 2 Lavender
  • 3 rosebushes
  • 4 Horticultural plants
  • 5 carnivorous plants

Trees

Toona sinensis

Potted trees usually need a substrate made from peat and perlite. They are plants that must be placed in full sun for their correct growth and development. If we have it in a place with little light, it is very likely that its stem will become very thin and that it will grow too tall, and its leaves will become larger than they should be.

We will have to water them often, especially if they are in small and/or plastic pots. But you will have to be careful not to leave the substrate waterlogged. For this reason, it is more advisable to let it dry between waterings , something that during the summer the sun manages to do in a few days, forcing us to water again. Thus, in general, we will water about 2 times a week.

Lavender

Lavender

Lavender is a beautiful shrub ideal for use in low-maintenance gardens, as it resists drought, adapts to a wide variety of soils and, to top it off, loves direct sun. However, in a pot it will need weekly watering, and it will be able to grow without problems if it has shade for half a day (in the morning or in the afternoon).

Similar care needs all those plants known for their low water need: mastic, cactus, succulents, bougainvillea, jasmine…

rose bushes

Rosebush

Rose bushes are undoubtedly one of the most popular plants in all the gardens of the world. Whether they are planted in the ground or in a pot, they need frequent watering , especially during the summer during which they will have to be watered 3-4 times a week depending on the weather and the humidity there is. The ideal location is in full sun, if possible all day, but they can also grow correctly if during, for example, the afternoon they do not have direct sunlight.

To get more flowers , do not forget to cut the ones that are withered , this way new stems will come out and, consequently, more roses that you will be able to enjoy.

horticultural plants

Tomatoes

Horticultural plants need to be in full sun and watered very frequently . If you live in a very hot and dry climate, it is highly advisable to water your garden plants every day, so you will get a greater number of well-developed fruits.

In the case of tomato plants, it is essential to support them, since otherwise the stems are likely to break due to the weight of the tomatoes themselves. In addition, this way you will get a bigger plant that will give you a better production .

Carnivorous plants

venus flytrap

Carnivorous plants live near rivers and swamps. Due to this, their water needs are very high , especially in summer during which it is highly recommended to put a plate or tray under them that will have to be filled with water frequently. In hot and dry climates, watering should be daily. Use distilled, rain or reverse osmosis water.

In general, they should be in full sun , with the exception of Droseras, Darlingtonia and Nephentes, which we should locate in areas where they have filtered light through the trees, for example.

The payment of potted plants in summer is something that does not hurt. With a well-used fertilizer we will have more vigorous plants in a short time. For this reason, we will always read the manufacturer’s label and follow its instructions, since misuse can seriously damage the plant. The only ones that should never be fertilized are carnivorous plants because their roots cannot absorb nutrients directly and the product could do them a lot of damage. In the case of horticultural plants, it is more advisable to use ecological, organic fertilizers.

Caring for your potted plants during the summer

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