Essential Tips for Watering Houseplants
So, let’s get to the root of it…Why is overwatering a plant harmful?
Well, when the roots of your plants become water-logged, it prevents their ability to support your plant with nutrients and to further absorb water when it is time for a drink. Furthermore, they cannot absorb oxygen needed to sustain the plant. To resolve this, move your plant to an outdoor shaded area, if needed plant in dry potting soil, and leave the plant alone.
Under watering your plants can be just as harmful as overwatering. Lack of watering can cause leaf drop, slow growth, curled leaves, and yellowing.
There is no set amount or frequency for watering your plants; it is for you to learn your plant, and its needs. After all, that is the beauty of growing houseplants.
Tips for success:
1. Never leave a plant in standing water.
2. Choose plants with watering needs suitable to your care routine and room environment.
3. If you don’t know what to do… stop watering!
I hope you’ve enjoyed these key tips on watering your houseplants. How has your experience been with watering your houseplants? What are some unique tricks you’ve found successful when watering your plants? Comment below!