I’m going on vacation: What do I do with my indoor plants?
Do not panic, your plants are not like your dog or your canary, you’ll be able to leave them alone and they will not die, provided they have the right light, water and temperature.
Light: many times we forget that light is essential for the life of plants, although in the case of some indoor plants the amount of essential light is minimal. Group your indoor plants near a window that is with the blinds raised, better one in which not direct sun, but have abundant light. In terraces and patios, if they are sunny, it will be very good to have some type of shade to group the plants under their protection and facilitate the passage of the dog without wilting.
The temperature: A closed floor can be a very hot place in July, especially if we suffer from some of the very usual heat waves. A minimal current of air will allow the vegetables to regulate the temperature by means of their perspiration, but if we have closed the house at cal i canto, your flowers will be cooked literally. We have to leave some slits in windows and take advantage of the vents provided for the gas, so that between them allow the circulation of air in our absence.
Water: the most important point, which will represent the life or death of your pots. The grouped plants will evaporate less than the isolated plants, so I insist that you move them all to a point in the house, close to a window with no blinds or curtains, but in which the sun does not directly. To ensure accurate humidity there are different systems; the most technified would be a drop in drop irrigation, with timer, solenoid valve and drippers, but it is not available to everyone. There are more pedestrian systems, such as placing a basin filled with water and the pots inside, slightly separated from the floor of the basin, but with water at the level of the lower third of the pot. Definitely, the easiest and most effective is the friend or good neighbor who goes to water every two days, and who will also appreciate that the plants are gathered in one place.
And to enjoy the well-deserved holidays, that your flowers will be waiting for you at home with all their summer splendor.