Colorado Cactus & Succulent Society
Our mission is to promote knowledge, enjoyment, cultivation, and conservation plants amongst its members, other individuals, and organizations throughout Colorado.
Seasonal Growing Tip: Acclimation
Something our houseplants appreciate is a nice summer vacation outdoors. Growing houseplants in Colorado can often be a challenge, especially during our lengthy, short day winters. So, when summer is here it is good to get your plants outdoors to bask in brighter light.
Acclimating our plants to the bright, hot, dry conditions of Colorado summer is very important. We sure don’t want to scorch any part of our plant. So, when taking your plants outside gradually introduce them to their summer home. Put them in a spot where they get bright light but no direct sunlight. After a couple of weeks, they can be introduced to the early morning and/or the late afternoon sun with filtered sun or bright shade during the hottest part of the day.
Make sure and do some research about your particular plants before exposing them to too much light. If they are summer growers they need as much light as possible short of burning. If they are winter growers and need a rest during summer, they
need much less light.