Are You Supposed To Rotate Houseplants?

Have you ever seen a houseplant that leans heavily to one side? If so, it probably hasn’t been turned regularly.

So why is it a good idea to rotate houseplants?

Unlike the great outdoors, where the sun ☀️ moves across the sky all day and so shines on plants from all sides, windows limit the light our plants get. 🌿 And because all plants grow towards the light, this can often lead to uneven growth. Rotating plants essentially ensures that they receive an even amount of light and encourages new growth from all sides.

How often should you rotate your houseplants?

For plants that prefer a lot of light, rotating them every few months should be sufficient. For a plant that’s in a medium to low-light area, you may need to rotate it more frequently, up to once every few weeks or once a month.

And as a helpful reminder, if it’s been a while since you’ve rotated your plant, you need to give it a little spring cleaning on the unlit side. Wipe the leaves with a damp cloth to remove dust buildup, and dried leaves should be taken off now, too.

If you would like to have more detailed care information about your plants, just have a look at our indoor plants, where we have written a short care information for each plant.

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