Do you put your houseplants outside in the summer?

United States
May 9, 2007 2:02pm CST
Do you put your houseplants outside in the summer? Do they do well?
5 responses
• United States
11 May 07
Yes I do. Almost everyday. I put them out in the morning and bring them in at night. They seem to do better being outside.
@coolseeds (3921)
• United States
10 May 07
Yes I move all of the plants outside for the summer. I also plant some of them in the ground while still in the pot. They will do better that way. They do very well. However you want to acclimate them to the desired area. Partial shade would be recommended at first.
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@Inky261 (2524)
• Germany
10 May 07
Yes, I bring the plants outside and they love it. Especially my yucca likes it outside. It looks beautiful on my terrace, somewhat mediterranian. That yucca grows many new leaves and sidestems during summer. In winter inside many leaves get dry but outdoors the plant gains in a hurry all the strenght back and grows like mad. It is really amazing.
• United States
10 May 07
I do move some of mine out to the back yard in the summer and fall. That section of the yard has morning sun and shade. As the poster above me said, you dont want to shock them by putting them directly in full sun/heat. They seem to flourish in the morning sun and summer rains. I do bring the more tender ones inside or at least under cover during harsh storms though.
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@bonbon50 (659)
• United States
10 May 07
I move some of my plants outside for the summer. You don't want to take a houseplant and set it directly in the sun initially. The plant needs to be acclimated so it doesn't get shocked. I wouldn't reccommend moving spider plants outdoors as any time I've done this they got scale and I had to pitch them. Other than that, I've had no problems.