The Best Way to Water Most of Your Carnivorous Plants
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BEFORE YOU WATER
Carnivorous plants love water and do not like to dry out at all. Feel the soil: it should be moist or slightly wet when watering it again. Squeeze a bit of soil between your fingers - if water runs out it’s too wet.
If the soil is wet - snooze this action, we will remind you again in 2 days.
“Always use mineral-free water when you water your carnivorous plants, such as rainwater or distilled water. Bottled and tap water contains too many minerals and can ‘over-fertilize’ or ‘burn’ your plant.” — PLANTA PRO TIP
There are several ways to water Carnivorous plants. Choose a way that suits you the best:
WATER OVER THE SOIL
Pour water over the soil
Continue adding water to the pot until it starts to run out from the drainage holes
Fill the plant tray with water
Make sure the soil is in contact with the water on the tray
Wait for about 10 minutes
Feel the soil to see if it absorbed enough water —> the soil should feel moist throughout
If it’s still dry —> add more water to the tray
Bottom watering will not wash away salts and other minerals from the soil, so make sure to also give water over the soil every now and then.
Fill a bucket or any other vessel with lukewarm water
Lower the whole pot down in the water, stop where the stem of the plant starts. Make sure all of the soil is under water
The water will now start to bubble - wait until it has stopped
Lift the pot up and let the excess drain off
Put your plant back in the cachepot or on the tray
“Venus fly traps love the perfect balance between wet and moist soil. They don’t like to dry out even once and they don’t want to be drowning in water, at least not all of the time.” — PLANTA PRO TIP