Can I put my houseplant outdoor. If yes, when?
Yes houseplants can be moved outdoors but there are certain aspects that have to be taken care of so that the plants do not die.
Light- Do not immediately place your houseplant in direct sunlight. Initially place it outdoors in a shaded area where it can receive fresh air for a few hours each day. Then move them to an area where they receive little sunshine gradually increasing their time in sun each day so that eventually they can be kept outdoors for the whole summer.
Watering and Fertilizers- watering that is needed for plants when they are inside is less than when the plants are kept outside and the same can be said for nutrients. The level of watering and feeding intervals should be balanced and increased when kept outside.
Pests- Familiarize yourself with the common pests that will bother plants when kept outside because when kept inside the pests do not bother the plants.
Weather- Wind can cause stress to houseplants when kept outside and cause them to dry. Keep houseplants in a well protected area so that they are not affected by the weather conditions.
Temperature- Houseplants should not be kept in too cold temperature as they cannot bear excessively cold temperature.
Keeping in mind the above features, make the shifting of the houseplants outdoors a gradual one so that the growth of the plant can be healthy and vigorous.