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Jobs of the February apartment month
In the month of February, for some weeks already we can observe the lengthening of the days, which brings a general awakening of our apartment plants. If we did not proceed in the fall, this month, it is time to do some work, how to prune the specimens that need to be scaled down or that have unbalanced shapes; It is also advisable to proceed with a general cleaning of the foliage, removing the damaged parts, dry or with few leaves, so as to favor the development of many new shoots.
With the approaching of the warm season, in February we can carry out some jobs, like gradually starting to water the apartment plants in winter vegetative rest, taking up even with the administration of fertilizer; let's remember to use specific fertilizers for each essence, especially for houseplants: the potted specimens can enlarge their roots in a small portion of land, in a small space, and "conditioned" by our actions, shortages or excesses some mineral salts can cause serious damage to our plants.
February is also the time of the last repottings, to be done before the plants have shown a complete vegetative growth.
On the terrace
If the days are at least moderately warm we can also begin to think about the decoration of the terraces; especially in the southern regions, mild temperatures can allow us to prepare outdoor planters; in addition to plants that do not suffer from cold, such as pansies and heather, we can also place primroses on the balcony, present in various colors: we may also think of botanical primroses, such as P. obconica, with its particular inflorescences. If we keep jars and planters from last year we take advantage of these weeks to clean and disinfect them before we can use them. If the climate is unfavorable we can also think of preparing a small project for the terrace, with the help of paper, pencil and maybe some volume on potted gardening; also on our site you can find detailed information and images of many plants suitable for terraces and balconies.