Watering

Overwatering is one of the most common ways people kill their plants. Understanding your plant’s watering needs is important, so make sure to check out each product page for instructions.

 

Tips

 

A good rule of thumb is to water about 1/3 of the pot using room temperature water.

 

It is important to water the soil and not the leaves. This helps prevent health issues.

 

You should always make sure to slowly water all around the pot for even growth.

 

It is sometimes helpful to poke little holes into the soil using a chopstick or pencil, to ensure water is properly and evenly absorbed.

 

Always make sure to discard any excess water in the pot or saucer, to avoid root rot.

 

If possible, it is recommended to use filtered water when watering your plant, as tap water tends to contain chemicals that can be harmful to plants.

 

Signs your plant needs a drink: your plant looks wilted or has dry, brown or yellow leaves.

 

Becoming a "pro waterer" 101

 

Check

The best way to check if your plant needs water is the finger dip test. Dip your finger into the soil, if the soil sticks to your finger then it doesn’t need water just yet. If your finger comes out clean, it’s time for a drink!

How

The best way to water your plant is over the sink (or in your shower/bath for larger plants). Water it until water runs out of the holes in the bottom of its nursery pot, then leave the plant in the sink for about an hour to let any excess water drain out.

When

The best time to water your plant is in the mornings. This helps minimize water evaporation when the sun comes out in full force. In the case of misting, this can be done in mornings and evenings to help boost extra humidity.