watering do’s and don’ts
Knowing when and how to water your potted plants is an easy way to ensure your house plants are happy and thrive in your home. Here are a few simple dos and don’ts to keep in mind when it comes to watering your botanical buddy.
pick a pot that is the right size for your plant and has good drainage holes.
understand the unique needs of your plants. Succulents are desert plants and like to be kept on the drier side. They are susceptible to rot if over watered. Tropicals like to be kept moist. Some other types like to dry out between watering sessions. It’s all very personal.
consider seasonality. Plants tend to take it easy in the winter, as a result they require less water. Spring and summer is a whole new ball game, that’s when your plant uses all its energy to grow.
let water sit. Dump out any excess water. To prevent rot, water thoroughly and let the water run fully out of the pot, then discard the excess water to avoid soggy soil.
water the leaves. We’ve said this a million times. When you’re watering your plant, avoid watering from overhead. Aim that watering can below the leaves and at the soil. This helps prevent bacterial and fungal infections.
favour one side of the plant. Your plant may have it’s good side but to keep your plant friend full and lush, evenly water around the whole pot.
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