As the weather warms up, many of us will be spending more time outside! So, it makes sense that you may want to bring some of your green friends outside with you. Not many of your indoor plants are suited for the outdoors, but there are a few that are! 

Here is a breakdown of which of your plants can take a trip with you to the backyard or front porch this summer.  

Succulents: As it gets warmer outside, it can be a great time to move your sun-loving succulents. However, make sure it’s warm enough throughout the day. You will want daytime temperatures that stay consistently between 60-80 °F and nighttime temps that are not much lower than that. Higher temps could burn your succulents, so be sure to pull them in if temps are going to exceed 90°F. It is good to track temperatures in places like Florida and California. 

If you live in a dryer climate, your succulent may need more water than it did when it was inside. However, if your weather is more humid, you may not need as much. It’s also important to watch your rainfall and pull them in if there is a lot of rain in the forecast.  

This is also a great time to fertilize your succulents. You don’t want to fertilize on dry soil though, so mix your fertilizer with water and then apply.  

Make sure you move them gradually too, especially with lighting. Just like people, plants can sunburn, so put them in an area with similar lighting to where they were inside and gradually giving them more sun over time.   

Snake Plant: These guys are known for their resiliency inside your home, so it’s not surprising that they can do well outside too. Sansevieria can thrive well in many light conditions and doesn’t need to be watered often either. Just like succulents, don’t quickly move them somewhere with drastically different lighting conditions than where they were inside. Gradually increasing or decreasing the light available to your plant will help it adjust to its new surroundings with the least amount of fuss.  

Spider Plant: If you’re looking for something to add some texture to your outdoor space, even in a hanging basket, the Spider Plant is perfect! Not only does it handle sun well and only needs semi-frequent watering, but new pups will add more length and fullness to the plant as it grows over time. The bright green will be a great addition to any flowers decorating your patio or deck.  

Dieffenbachia: This plant can handle a lot and is known to be tough. Outside, it will prefer partial shade over full sun and can even do well in full shade, just growing more slowly. Just like succulents, make sure to bring it back inside well before your temperature dips below 60°F. 

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