Watering Your Indoor Plants The Right Way
How often should you water indoor plants? There’s no definitive answer here because so many variables come into play.
The Million Dollar Question...
Keep In Mind
Overwatering: Too much water causes lack of oxygen to the roots which leads to root rot.
Under watering: Too little water causes stunted growth, brown leaves, and the roots dry out.
Water by how the soil feels, not by length of time. Most roots go deep. Just because the surface looks dry, it doesn’t mean the roots are.
Water the soil all around, not just in 1 spot. The roots run all around the base of the plant.
More light = more watering frequency. Less light = less watering frequency.
The smaller the grow pot or pot, the more often your plant will need watering. The larger the pot, the less often.
Terra cotta & unglazed pots are porous which means air can get into the root ball. Plants in these types may need watering more often.
If the root ball is tight in its pot, it’ll need watering more often. Some plants like to be slightly tight in their pots. If they’re too potbound, the roots won’t be able to hold water.
This is really important to know when it comes to watering indoor plants. Plants rest in the cooler, darker months so you’ll water them less often
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