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Photo: Jackson Stock Photography (Shutterstock) Sunlight and summer rain can be great for outdoor plants, but it’s also a great time to give your indoor plants some fresh air. Unfortunately, though, some plants make it outside and then never make it back…because you killed them. The timing and positioning of your plants are important, along with some other factors, so here are some tips for transitioning your indoor plants outdoors and keeping them alive through the season. What’s the right time to take your indoor plants outdoors? Timing is everything when it comes to weather and your plants—just like how you have to choose the right time to sow seeds, you should choose the right time to move your indoor plants outside. Even though the spring seems like the best time for planting, an indoor plant is used to much warmer climates and won’t last if the temperature fluctuates. Ready your indoor plants for outdoor living by bringing them outside for short periods of time before leaving them out there for months. Increase their outside time each day, making sure not to leave them out overnight. Once nightly temperatures remain steadily above 50 degrees , it’s safe to bring most plants outside to stay. The best time is usually closer to the beginning of summer, not early spring. Keep indoor plants out of direct sunlight when they’re outdoors Indoor plants love the fresh air in the summer, but they’re not accustomed to extensive bouts of time in the sun. […]