Charleston has certainly had some interesting weather lately. From a snowy New Year to moderate temps and now back to cold, anyone who has successfully kept their plants thriving deserves a prize! In anticipation of colder February temperatures, we’ve put together a few tips to keep your plants happy during this chilly time.
- Cover your plants as long as temperatures are 32 degrees and below. Something as simple as a bedsheet that’s lightweight and breathable works well.
- String lights can also be a clever tool. When strung around your plants, string lights (not LED) can add heat and create a greenhouse effect. This can be particularly helpful for citrus and tropicals.
- Not pruning and cleaning up your plants before cold temperatures can actually be a good thing. The extra bit of foliage can help insulate the plants during the cold.
- When watering, water at the base of the plant instead of from above. This will cut down on moisture on the foliage that will freeze.