The Best Way to Water Your Plant

The Best Way to Water Your Plant

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How to water

This plant really loves water and doesn’t like to dry up! It’s hard to overwater it, but even a water-loving plant can get overwatered. Always feel the soil before watering - it should feel damp but not wet.

Watering 1

Water over the soil

  • Pour water over the soil, using, for example, a watering can or put the plant directly under a tap

  • Continue adding water to the pot until it starts to run out from the drainage holes

  • If you have a tray under the pot when watering, make sure you remove all the collected water afterwards - never let your plant sit in water

  • If you watered under a tap make sure that water has stopped running out from the bottom before putting it back

Make sure your pot has drainage holes, without these your plant runs the risk of rotting in the excess water that can’t drain out.  — Planta tip

Bottom watering

Water bath

  • 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 stopped

  • Lift the pot up and let the excess drain off

  • Put the plant back in the cachepot or on the tray

  • After 1 hour, check that the plant isn’t standing in water, if it is it might get overwatered and rot

Plants can soak up water more easily when it is roughly the same temperature as the surrounding air. — Planta tip