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Kamerplanten in de Zomer: Tips en Tricks voor een Gezonde Groene Oase

Houseplants in the Summer: Tips and Tricks for a Healthy Green Oasis

Summer is a wonderful time of year, but it can also be challenging for your houseplants. Higher temperatures, bright sunlight and fluctuations in humidity can have a significant impact on your green friends. In this blog post we share some essential tips and tricks to keep your houseplants healthy and happy during the summer months.

1. Adjust the watering

In summer, plants evaporate more water due to higher temperatures and longer days. This means that they need water more often than in winter. Here are some tips for adjusting watering:

  • Check the soil moisture : Stick your finger about two centimeters into the potting soil. If it feels dry, it's time to water. However, avoid overwatering as this can lead to root rot.
  • Water deeply and thoroughly : Make sure the water can penetrate deeply into the pot. This encourages the roots to grow deeper, which helps the plant to better withstand drought.
  • Use rainwater : If possible, use rainwater to water your plants. This is often softer and contains fewer chemicals than tap water.

2. Increase humidity

Many houseplants originate from tropical areas where humidity is high. In the summer, air conditioning or fans can make the air in your home drier. Here are some ways to increase humidity:

  • Group plants together : By placing plants close together, they create a microclimate that is more humid.
  • Use a humidifier : This is an effective way to increase the humidity in a room.
  • Spray the leaves : Use a plant sprayer to regularly spray the leaves of your plants. This also helps cool the plant on hot days.

3. Manage Light Levels

In summer, daylight is more intense and lasts longer. Although many plants like light, too much direct sunlight can be harmful.

  • Move plants if necessary : ​​Plants that are sensitive to direct sunlight, such as ferns and orchids, are better placed further away from the window or in partial shade.
  • Use curtains or blinds : These allow you to filter the light that reaches your plants, which is especially important during the hottest part of the day.
  • Rotate your plants regularly : This helps to ensure that all parts of the plant receive the same amount of light and prevents them from growing to one side.

4. Feeding

During the summer months, many plants are in their growth phase and need extra nutrients.

  • Use liquid fertilizers : These are easy to administer and are quickly absorbed by the plants. Follow the directions on the package for the correct dosage.
  • Fertilize regularly, but not too much : Fertilizing once every two to four weeks is often sufficient. Too much fertilizer can damage the roots and lead to a build-up of salts in the soil.

5. Watch for Teasing

In summer, pests such as aphids, spider mites and mealybugs are more active. Check your plants regularly for signs of pests.

  • Inspect the leaves : Look at both the top and bottom of the leaves.
  • Use organic pesticides : Consider neem oil or a solution of water and mild soap to control pests.
  • Keep the area clean : Remove dead leaves and other plant material that can attract pests.


With these tips and tricks you can ensure that your houseplants stay healthy and lush during the summer. By paying attention to watering, humidity, light levels, nutrition and checking for pests, you can enjoy a beautiful green oasis even during the hottest months of the year. Good luck and enjoy your green friends this summer!

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