I have several pandanus veitchii plants. I would like to know which month I can put them outdoors for the summer and what month to bring them in. I live in the City of Toronto.
Thank you for contacting the Toronto Master Gardeners about moving your plants outdoors. It’s a great idea to have your plants outdoors during the summer. Pandanus tectorius ‘Veitchii’ must have warm temperatures, 15℃ minimum. In Toronto, the low temperature at night averages around 15℃ or higher, beginning in late June. But temperatures can fluctuate, so it’s best to check the weather forecast for when the low temperature is expected to be consistently 15℃ or higher. There should be a slow gradual adjustment to the outdoors, starting with a few hours each day, with a slight increase over 1-2 weeks. On average, the Toronto low temperatures at night start dropping below 15℃ beginning in the second week in September, so that’s likely the time to bring your plants indoors. But again, it’s best to check the forecast.
Best wishes for an enjoyable summer for you and your plants!