Don't do this
I am a bit stressed out, my house flooded recently, I'm between jobs, and I'm trying to paint and prettify my home.
I had to get as much furniture and stuff out of the house into the garage as possible so I could dry out the flooded rooms, and having put the AVs back on their shelf (I had been alternating between shelf and window) I rolled the shelf into the garage where it sat there for a week. The AVs were looking sad.
So I contacted a local AVSA person and offered my entire collection to anyone who might want it, along with the shelf and etc.
She got in touch with a local club, which emailed me and essentially said thanks but no thanks.
So I hauled the shelf back into the kitchen because I can't stand to see things dying of neglect, groomed and watered the poor guys and then decided to keep them. A couple of them are actually bloomimg and providing a cheery note as I try to recover from the flood. And in fact, I think I'll get a few more streptocarpus.
I'm glad it turned out the way it did.