The Q&A Archives: Tangerine Lantana, How Can I Keep Healthy In Indoors?

Question: I purchased a tangering lantana ao keep on the patio. My zone is too cold to keep it outside during the winter, How can I keep it Happy? Thank You, Jane

Answer: Lantana needs as much sunlight as you can provide during the winter. Take care not to overwater it as it will grow much more slowly indoors than it did during the summer. At the same time, it would prefer some humidity above that of the typical heated home, so you may need to place it on a pebble tray to provide some extra moisture in the immediate area. Keep an eye out for pests such as whitefly and spider mite, these can skyrocket indoors but can be treated with commercially formulated insecticidal soap per the label instructions. Finally, if it loses leaves and looks sad you can trim it back and wait for it to show renewed vigor in the spring. At that time begin watering and fertilizing a bit more and gradually acclimate it to the outdoors again once the weather is settled. Good luck with your lantana!

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