What Temperature Should My Alexanders Be Kept At?

By Kiersten Rankel

Mar 27, 20242 min read

  1. 60-75°F (15-24°C) is the ideal temperature for Alexanders.
  2. Wilting leaves and stunted growth signal temperature stress.
  3. Protect Alexanders from summer heat and winter cold.

Keeping Your Alexanders Cozy: The Ideal Temperature Range

Alexanders flourish in a comfort zone of 60-75°F (15-24°C). Stray outside this range, and you're asking for trouble.

🌡️ Recognizing Temperature Stress in Alexanders

Wilting leaves are Alexanders' way of begging for a break from the heat. Meanwhile, stunted growth and a lack of flowers whisper of their struggle in less-than-ideal temperatures.

🌡️ Common Culprits of Temperature Fluctuations

During summer spikes, Alexanders can suffer from the heat. Conversely, winter chills can be just as harmful, necessitating protective measures to keep your green companion safe.

Navigating Temperature Extremes: Practical Tips

In the quest for consistent temperatures, Alexanders need a stable environment. Here's how to maintain it:

🌡️ Creating a Stable Environment

Thermostats are the unsung heroes in the fight against temperature fluctuations. They help keep the climate steady, avoiding the plant-stressing peaks and valleys. To prevent your Alexanders from experiencing a shock akin to jumping into a cold pool after a sauna, keep a watchful eye on the thermostat.

Air circulation is crucial. Stagnant air can lead to humidity getting too comfortable, which is just as problematic as temperature swings. Use fans to keep the air moving, and consider the strategic placement of your plants to ensure they're not in the path of drafts or direct heat sources.

🚨 Emergency Moves

When the thermometer spikes or plummets, act fast. Relocate your Alexanders away from drafty windows or too-close radiators during extreme weather. If you're caught off-guard by a surprise frost or heatwave, moving your plant to a more temperate spot in your home can be a lifesaver.

When Humidity Joins the Party

Humidity isn't the star of the show, but it's a crucial cast member in your Alexanders' well-being. Hygrometers help you keep tabs on moisture levels. If the air is too dry, especially when heating systems are cranked up, consider using a humidifier or placing a pebble tray beneath your plant's pot to increase humidity. Just remember, moderation is key; you're aiming for comfort, not creating a rainforest.

Keep your Alexanders thriving 🌡 with Greg's personalized reminders to adjust temperature and humidity, ensuring they always stay within their ideal 60-75°F range.