DIY

En­joy­ing your trop­i­cals year-round with ease

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Year round en­joy­ment of your trop­i­cal plants with the right planters

Plants are in­cred­i­ble! Not only do they beau­tify our space, but they also pro­vide some very prac­ti­cal ben­e­fits; ev­ery­thing from cleaning the air and boost­ing oxy­gen lev­els, to de­ter­ring ill­ness, as well as pro­mot­ing heal­ing and re­leas­ing stress. It’s no wonder then, that many peo­ple choose to en­joy their trop­i­cal and sub­trop­i­cal plants inside dur­ing fall and win­ter and out­doors dur­ing the warmer months. A lit­tle pre-plan­ning in ad­vance will help you en­joy your plant friends all year round, start­ing with the planter you choose.

One of the big­gest con­sid­er­a­tions when tran­si­tion­ing your in­door plants to the out­doors is to move them in stages to ac­cli­ma­tise them to the stronger light in­ten­sity and avoid shock­ing or stress­ing your plants. For the first few weeks, place your plants in a shady area dur­ing the day and bring inside dur­ing the night, while grad­u­ally in­creas­ing the amount of sun­shine they re­ceive and time out­doors.

Your plants will thank you for be­ing moved out­side to the fresh air and sun­shine, how­ever the tran­si­tion­ing process may leave your back moan­ing with all this mov­ing about. This is where choos­ing the right planter makes all the dif­fer­ence.

Most pot­ted plants are too cum­ber­some and heavy to move once, let alone mul­ti­ple times. Tra­di­tional planters made of clay, ce­ramic, or even con­crete are weighty on their own and more so filled with soil and plants. Messy re­pot­ting is of­ten the only op­tion. Lighter weight planters such as fiber­glass, resin and plas­tic help in mo­bil­ity, but if it is a large planter, the sheer amount of soil and rock fill­ing the planter makes it just as im­pos­si­ble to move.

An el­e­gant so­lu­tion is in­vest­ing in Lechuza self-wa­ter­ing planter sys­tems. Made to the ex­act­ing stan­dards of tra­di­tional Ger­man de­sign and man­u­fac­tur­ing, each planter is made from a weath­er­proof, ro­bust plas­tic that won’t fade in the sun.

Lechuza planters take the stress out of mov­ing with easy to use re­tractable han­dles em­bed­ded into the liner. Specif­i­cally de­signed to be the per­fect size for your plants to grow and thrive, the lin­ers min­i­mize the amount of soil needed and thereby the weight, even for the big­gest plants.

Start pre­par­ing now in the fall/win­ter for your spring/ sum­mer, lush out­door re­treat with all of your trop­i­cals and sub-trop­i­cals. With Lechuza planters, mov­ing plants not only saves your back, but lets you en­joy all the ben­e­fits of your plants year-round, stress-free.

Check-out all the amaz­ing fea­tures of Lechuza’s self­wa­ter­ing planter sys­tem at www.lechuza.ca or on Face­book at Lechuza Canada. ~

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