This is when you can bring your plants outside

This is when you can bring your plants outside

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This is when you can bring your plants outside

Fun fact: instead of buying outdoor plants specifically for your yard or terrace, you can bring out some of your indoor plants.

Many of them will benefit from this change of location for the warmer season.

Obviously, before moving your house plants to the great outdoors, there are a few rules to follow.

First of all, not all plants will thrive in the great outdoors. Make sure to find out which will easily transition to a summer in the sun.


If the move is done properly, your plants will love soaking up the sunshine. You'll notice that they’ll start growing faster and look healthier.

Don’t worry about the weather either—the rain and wind will clean them. You'll even see some of your plants bloom, which usually doesn’t happen indoors.

How to move your plants

Take it slow! Check the temperature. Once spring has set in and the days are around 15 degrees, you can make the move.

Don’t take your plants outside all at once. At first, leave them outside for a few hours a day to get them used to the sun and, above all, to prevent their leaves from 'burning' in the sunlight.


It’s important to remember that plants should never be left outside overnight at first, especially if there's a risk of frost.

Bear in mind that once they are out, plants will need to be watered more often, with a few exceptions. Adding fertilizer once a week will give them all the nutrients they need to support their increased growth.

Good to know

You should always respect your plants' 'natural' living environment as much as possible, even outdoors. For example, your fern, which needs humidity and shade, cannot be placed in direct sunlight.

Don't forget to ask your gardener or go directly to your local horticultural centre for all the information you need to make the transition as easy as possible.

Here are 10 plants that can grow outside

Full sun

  • Agaves
  • Jade (or money tree)
  • Echeverias
  • Yuccas


  • Chlorophytums (spider plant)
  • Crotons
  • Cycas
  • Gardenias

Full shade

  • Tuberous Begonias
  • Ferns

These items are staples for the well-being of your plants:

Organic liquid fertilizer for indoor and outdoor plants, Amazon, $19




Complete Garden Kit, Amazon, $27





Gardening gloves with claws (2 pairs), Amazon, $13




Macrame Plant Hanger (Set of 2), Amazon, on sale for $19 (were $26)










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