Lunar calendar for indoor plants for 2018

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The moon plays a huge role in the life of living organisms on Earth. She is able to “move” the huge masses of water of the seas, oceans through the tides. Organisms of humans, animals and plants are largely composed of water, so their biorhythms are associated with the cycles of the moon. Humanity has long been watching this celestial body. For many generations, people have been transmitting to each other knowledge about the influence of the moon on the development of all life. The lunar calendar for indoor plants can become an assistant in successful floriculture, you just need to understand some patterns.

How the moon affects indoor plants

Biorhythms of all plants directly depend on the rotation of the Earth around the Sun, leading to a change of day and night, seasons. Indoor flowers are no exception. The cyclic nature of their life processes is also associated with the passage of the moon through 12 zodiac signs for the lunar month (29-30 days). Lunar energies affect the periods of growth and dormancy of plant organisms, the direction of movement of their juices, the ability to accumulate nutrients.

Moon phases

During the movement of the moon in its orbit, it illuminates the Earth differently. These periodically changing states of illumination are cyclical in nature and are called phases of the moon. The new moon is the position of the moon when it is located on one straight line between the earth and the sun. This is the time when the satellite of our planet is not visible in the sky. At full moon, the moon looks like a full luminous disk. Its influence on the vital activity of plants is taken as a basis in the preparation of lunar calendars for indoor plants.

Moon phase

effect on the plant

Waxing Crescent

(first, second lunar phase)

There is a movement of juices from the roots to leaves, flowers, fruits. The period is characterized by high activity of green organisms, active growth. Nutrients are collected by its ground part. It is recommended to sow seeds, abundant watering, transplanting crops, rooting cuttings, dividing the bush, loosening the earth.

Full moon

The vitality reaches its maximum value. The plant body has absorbed all the beneficial substances available to it. Favorable planting of long germinating seeds. Thinning, irrigation, mineral top dressing, and spraying are well tolerated at this time..

Waning moon

(third, fourth lunar phase)

A gradual decline in vital activity, the level of cell fluid decreases, there is an outflow of nutrients to the roots, acquired during photosynthesis. Rooting is favorable, preparation for the forcing of bulbs, tubers. Pruning is done to slow growth. Effectively spraying drugs from diseases and pests. It is recommended to limit watering.

New moon

All power is concentrated in the root system, the body needs peace, it is preparing for a new cycle. During this period, it is not recommended to touch the plant. Any manipulation will adversely affect the condition of the flowers. A good day to fight diseases and pests.

Zodiac signs

The moon, making its course in the sky, is for some time in a particular zodiac sign. Astrologers are aware of the lunar influence on the physiological processes of living organisms and compile lunar calendars for indoor plants. The Earth satellite is in each of the 12 signs of the zodiac for 2-3 days, affecting in a certain way the biorhythms of living beings. Zodiac signs are distinguished:

  • “Fertile.” They are named so because crops planted or sown at this time grow rapidly and produce high yields. These are: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces, Taurus (in part) and Libra.
  • “Infertile.” In the days when the Moon is in these signs, do not plant crops in floriculture and agriculture, sow seeds. This is recorded in the lunar calendar for indoor plants. It is noted that the seedlings will be “not friendly”, painful when the Moon is influenced by Leo, Sagittarius, Aries.
  • Signs of average “fertility”: Capricorn, Virgo, Gemini, Aquarius.

Zodiac signs

Over the centuries, mankind has been collecting bit by bit information on germination, development, growth, and fertility of plants. The lunar calendar indicates the position of the moon in a particular zodiac constellation and its influence on human-grown cultures:

  • Aries. It is characterized by intensive growth of new shoots..
  • Taurus. Harvested during this period is stored for a long time without spoiling.
  • Virgo. Rapid germination and excellent survival of plants during transplantation are noted..
  • Libra. The fruit pulp is poured with juice, the flowers are especially fragrant these days, the resistance to pests and diseases of the plant world is maximum.
  • Scorpio guarantees cultivated crops planted during this period, resistance to infections and long-term storage of fruits.
  • Sagittarius promotes the formation of a large number of seeds and a long stalk of sprouts planted in its days.
  • Capricorn is considered to be a fertile sign. It gives an excellent crop, the resistance of plant organisms to frost, drought, disease.
  • Cancer contributes to an abundant crop that is poorly stored. Seeds obtained weak germination.
  • Twins. The crop is not high, but has a long shelf life..
  • Aquarius, lion are good for collecting seeds.
  • Fishes. Crops planted on this day have high yields. Harvesting should not be planned for these days: the storage period is short, the fruits deteriorate quickly.

Florist’s lunar calendar for 2018

Florists are familiar with a wonderful sense of contact with wildlife, even in a small space of their own homes. Growing indoor plants brings great pleasure to people when their pets are healthy, full of energy and delight with their beautiful flowering. A great asset of a man who has devoted part of his life to flowers is the lunar calendar for indoor plants. To obtain excellent results in floriculture, astrologers advise using information about the favorable periods of floriculture of the lunar phases of 2018:

  • January. From the 26th – the period of the growing moon, which is located in the fertile signs of Taurus and Cancer. These are favorable days for planting indoor flowers. It is recommended to change the soil in adult crops and prepare rooting cuttings for new seedlings.
  • February marks the beginning of the growing season of many indoor flowers after a period of rest. You can review and sort the seeds for future planting, prepare the soil and containers for annual crops. It is worthwhile to plant flowers such as petunias, snapdragon, lobelia after March 17 according to the recommendations of the lunar calendar.
  • March. From the 21st, you can safely do the transplantation of adult indoor flowers into more free pots and flowerpots. Minor damage to the root system while the flowers will endure painlessly. According to the lunar calendar, this time is characterized by the dominance of “water” zodiac signs.
  • April. From 1 to 15, the moon will decrease. This is a favorable period for the fight against diseases and pests. Pruning flower stems should be done to slow growth. After 04/17/18, you can resume the transplant of green pets, if this procedure is not carried out earlier.
  • May. The first half of the month is devoted to feeding and planting bulb crops in containers in the open air, designed to decorate balconies and loggias. After the 16th, it’s the right time to transplant annual seedlings.
  • June is a suitable month for the formation of crowns, cuttings of decorative indoor shrubs, for example, hibiscus. Harvesting (trimming the tops of branches) and cuttings for planting material is best done after June 25. Continue planting pansies and forget-me-nots in the open ground.
  • July. All work on updating green crops has been carried out. It remains to take care of the pets and admire their work. Watering, washing and cleansing plants is best done on the zodiac “water” days: 3-4, 12-13, 20-22.
  • August. The month begins on the 18th lunar day (Aquarius). This time does not involve active actions against plants. It should be limited to loosening the soil, removing dry leaves. The formation of buds of flowering crops will depend on the proper pruning of the stems. You should use the lunar calendar to select the best period for these manipulations.
  • September. The first lunar day falls on September 10, the Moon is under the sign of Virgo. The period has good energy for propagating flowers. Gloxinia, begonia, violet are easily propagated by leaves, which must be placed in water for the formation of roots. The end of the month is a great time for a flower transplant.
  • October. Autumn is in its own right. Some plants prepare for winter rest. The first decade of the month requires limiting watering and spraying to a minimum. On October 9, at the new moon, the home garden must be provided with complete rest. The second and third decades can be devoted to preparing for the winter, which provides for the last flower transplant this year..
  • November. Succulents need to arrange artificial drought. In November and December they are watered 1 time. Avoid watering in January and February. With insufficient natural light, light-loving indoor crops must be transferred to the windowsills of the south side. The moon’s growth phase begins on November 7th. It is necessary to ensure sufficient watering of flowers with central heating.
  • December. Annual bulbous crops planted before December 7 will delight in spring with abundant flowering. From the second decade of the month, special attention should be paid to orchids, which begin to prepare for flowering. The lunar calendar advises using this time for soaking seeds, which will positively affect the friendly germination of seedlings.

Florist girl

A table of favorable and unfavorable days

The lunar calendar for indoor plants provides information on favorable and unfavorable days for gardeners to work. It helps flower lovers not to make blunders in everyday plant care. The presented table is based on a graph of seasonal biorhythms of colors, monthly phases of the moon, its annual movement along the zodiac signs:


Favorable days for

unfavorable days for indoor flower care

watering, washing leaves


planting, breeding


loosening the soil


1, 7, 11, 16, 20, 26

7, 11, 14, 20

6, 20, 23, 27

1, 6, 13, 23

13, 20, 30

2, 3, 15,18, 31


6-7, 12, 19, 25, 28

4-5, 13-14, 25

8, 19, 21-22, 25-27

2, 3, 5, 9

2, 3, 9, 24

1, 10, 16


5-7, 15-17, 22-23

5, 6, 10, 12, 17, 22

10-11, 20-21, 22, 25

6-8, 12, 28

1-2, 13, 20, 26

3-4, 9, 14, 18, 31


2-3, 8-9, 12-13, 21-22, 27, 31

8-9, 12-13, 15, 27, 29

8, 17-19, 20, 23-25

2, 4-5, 7, 14, 30

25, 26, 30

1, 14, 16, 23


1, 8-11, 16-17, 25, 27, 31

4-6, 8-9, 10-11, 17, 27, 31

4, 6, 8-9, 17, 19, 20, 22-23, 26-27

5, 10-11, 27-28

2-3, 7-8, 11, 13, 28-29, 30

14-15, 21


4-6, 10-11, 14, 23-24

4-6, 10-11, 14, 23-24

6-7, 12, 14-16, 18-20, 22

1, 8-9, 23, 29

1-3, 8, 12, 27, 30

13, 25, 28


2-4, 12-13, 20-21, 30, 31

2-4, 12-13, 21, 30-31

2, 14-18, 22-23, 25

5, 7-8, 10-12, 19

5, 10, 28-29

19, 27


1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 17, 27-28, 30

1-2, 8, 10-11, 15, 17, 30

4-5, 12-13, 14-15, 19-21

2-4, 8 22, 29

6-7, 10, 24-25, 27, 29

7, 9 23, 26


2-5, 12, 21-23, 26-27

2-5, 12-13, 22, 26-27

1, 11-13, 17-19, 23

5-6, 15-16, 26, 30

1-3, 6, 8, 15, 27, 29

9, 10, 24


2-3, 10-11, 16, 20-21, 29, 30

2-3, 16, 20-21, 29

6-7, 10-11, 16, 20-21, 29

1, 4, 8-9, 22, 24, 31

4, 15, 17-19, 22, 24

9, 12, 26


2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 25-26

2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 26

2-3, 5, 16-17

2-3, 14, 16-17, 30

8, 18, 20, 28

7, 22-23


4-5, 12-14, 23-24

4-5, 13-14, 23-24, 29

1-2, 18-19, 20-21, 24, 28

1-3, 11, 16, 19, 24

6, 11, 26

3, 7, 22

What days can I transplant indoor flowers

For successful transplantation of indoor flowers, along with seasonal changes and features of lunar days, it is necessary to take into account the individual qualities of each plant. For example, orchids bloom from October to April, at a time when most indoor flowers in the winter months are characterized by a state of rest. In winter, it is not only impossible to transplant decorative crops, but it is recommended that watering be reduced to a minimum. Succulents completely stop watering in winter.

Decorative foliage

Many species of home plants have inconspicuous flowers, but they are valued for decorative leaves. Indoor trees look very cute: coffee, tea, palm. Popular decorative foliage species are:

  • asparagus;
  • dieffenbachia;
  • dracaena;
  • Monster
  • peperomia;
  • ficus;
  • chlorophytum.

Each such culture has its own biorhythms and requires an individual approach. All of them do not tolerate high temperatures, low humidity and direct sunlight. To increase humidity, it is recommended to place a flower pot on a drain pan with expanded clay type, which is moistened from time to time. All leafy cultures require special attention in early spring. Transplanting indoor plants according to the lunar calendar will give excellent results. In 2018, the best dates for this are (in parentheses is the zodiac sign through which the moon passes):

  • March: 20-21 (Taurus), 24-26 (Cancer)
  • April: 16-18 (Taurus), 21-22 (Cancer);
  • May: 18-19 (Cancer), 27 (Scorpio).

Monstera plant

Transplanting ampelous and climbing plants

Florists are happy to grow ampelous and curly flowers. Among them there are indoor perennial creepers and fast-growing annual crops that decorate balconies in the summer. The most popular are:

  • clerodendrum;
  • ivy;
  • bougainvillea;
  • passionflower;
  • monstera;
  • Hoya et al.

The lunar calendar of houseplant transplants in 2018 recommends performing this manipulation in spring and autumn on days when the waning moon in is under the zodiac sign of Sagittarius, Virgo, and the growing one is under Gemini:

  • March: 8-10, 22-23;
  • April: 4-6, 19-20;
  • May: 2-3, 16-17;
  • September: 30
  • October: 6-7
  • November: 2-4

Bulb and tuber indoor plants

Household flowers with bulbous and tuberous roots bloom very beautifully. Their distinctive feature is that after flowering, these crops require a dormant period at a low temperature. Some species require tubers and bulbs to be stored in the winter without aerial parts. Flower growers with great pleasure grow such bulb and tuber crops:

  • amaryllis;
  • tuber begonia;
  • hairline;
  • hippeastrum;
  • gloxinia;
  • sour acid;
  • clivia;
  • lily;
  • cyclamen;
  • eucharis and others.

The lunar calendar for indoor plants will be an excellent assistant for gardeners who decide to engage in the cultivation of indoor bulb and tuberous flowers. It is best to transplant them in 2018 in the days when the waning moon is under the sign of Scorpio, and the growing – Capricorn:

  • February: 6-8;
  • March: 6-7;
  • April 2-3;
  • May: 1;
  • October: 15-16;
  • November: 11-13.

Potted cyclamens

Features of plant care on the lunar calendar

One of the important factors affecting the vital activity of indoor flowers is watering. Inexperienced flower growers often make mistakes, because they incorrectly water the plants. Seasonal differences, individual characteristics of crops, temperature, air humidity provide for different levels of water consumption by flowers. Intensive watering and spraying are necessary when:

  • there is a period of active flower growth;
  • cultures have thin and delicate leaves (dieffenbachia, asparagus, etc.)
  • the pot has a small volume relative to the green aboveground mass of the flower;
  • the home garden is located in a room with central heating;
  • a ceramic pot is used to grow the flower;
  • wetland culture (aquatic fern, sirpus).

Watering will be effective if it is carried out on “water” days, when the Moon is under the signs of Cancer, Pisces, Scorpio. It is not recommended to water and spray flowers on the “air” days of Libra, Aquarius, Gemini. This can lead to pests attacking green pets. The lunar calendar provides the necessary information about the favorable days of necessary actions for the care of indoor flowers.

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