A pleasant surprise – Christmas Cactus Plant flowering in May!
Some of your indoor plants can be moved outside now. Be cautious with placement especially if your balcony is facing south. You do not want to shock them and the radical change may burn the leaves. Since my door to the balcony and windows are left open as the weather permits, my indoor plants are acclimated to the outdoors now. However, most of them will remain in the apartment, perhaps some of the most tolerant varieties will be moved out later – jades, cactus and any other succulents are good candidates for the heat that is thrown off the building and the tiled floor of the balcony.
This little plant has been with me for 3 years and has had difficulties, this year however it seems to be making a comeback. Initially it seemed that the placement was off – maybe it was not getting enough light, maybe too much – so it moved from place to place and mostly that did not make much of a difference. It seems instead that the problem was that it needed to be repotted last year and finally this year its wish came true – more space in a larger pot.
In all of the excitement of spring gardening, on a rainy day when you have the itch to do some gardening and the weather is not cooperating, repot your indoor plants, dust off their leaves or wash their leaves in the shower, give them some tender loving care – they love it!