Watering Your Beautiful House Plants
House plants need a great deal of care just like any other living being does. We are often so occupied without daily routines that we generally ignore our houseplants and take them for granted. This kind of carelessness can cause an early death for your plants. In order to keep house plants in good condition take proper care of watering. And whenever you buy a new house plant, learn about its specific watering requirements. Most house plants prefer consistently moist soil. Some plants, however, require wetter soil while others need their soil to be dry. In general, if the soil is visibly wet on the top, there is no need to water it. If the soil starts to come away from the sides of the pot, it is much too dry. The right kind of pot is also important for good house plant watering. The pot must have a drainage hole at the bottom so water doesn’t sit inside and rot the roots.
Some people prefer to have a house plant watering schedule and water their plants once a week on the same day. This is fine if it helps you remember to water your plants regularly, but you should keep a close eye on them in the first few weeks. For short vacations of two weeks or less, a good way to keep your house plants watered is to put a clear plastic bag over them with a rubber band holding the bag around the pot, which will trap moisture and return it to the soil. Keep the plants out of direct sunlight if you choose this houseplant watering method.