I’m a gardening expert – six easy ways to care for your houseplants during the heatwave to make sure they don’t die

A GARDENING expert has revealed the six easy ways to make sure your houseplants don’t die during the next heat wave.

Although houseplants can be tricky to care for at the best of times, these six tips should help them through the hot summer months.


there are six easy steps to follow to ensure your houseplants don’t die during the heatwaveCredit: Getty

And unsurprisingly, the first piece of advice Morag Hill, co-founder of The Little Botanical, suggests is to make sure you water your plants extra.

“A great tip is to take them out of their ceramic pots and put them in shallow water in your bath or sink for two to three hours, so they can absorb the water they need” , said Mr. Hill. Express.

And in the warmer months, it’s important to keep houseplants out of direct sunlight.

Direct sunlight can scorch leaves and kill plants.

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However, growing plants out of direct sunlight can mean that they start growing at an angle.

To combat this, the gardening expert suggests rotating your plants on a weekly basis.

Creating warm humidity will make plants “incredibly happy” and prevent overwatering.

This can easily be done by spraying them daily with a mister.

“You can also put your plant on a potted tray filled with pebbles and water or put them in a naturally humid bathroom,” adds the gardening expert.

Although dusting your plants can be tedious, Hill says it’s extremely important to do so.

Dust on the foliage will block sunlight and reduce the plant’s ability to photosynthesize, the expert said.

And now is the perfect time to repot any plants that have outgrown their home.

It’s also a great way to see if there are any signs of stress such as leaf wilting, as summer is the main growing season.

Brown tips or blackened foliage can mean it’s being watered inconsistently, while an uneven shape means it needs to be turned.

Using a mister in hot weather can make plants very happy, says expert


Using a mister in hot weather can make plants very happy, says expertCredit: Getty

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