When to water houseplants: tips

Maryna Gramovych

When to water houseplants: tips

No need to worry about withered and wilted indoor flowers - learn the secret of the ideal watering schedule. UAportal has prepared several tips that will keep flowers fresh and healthy.

When to water flowers

Beginners often follow this rule: if the ground in the pot is dry, it should be watered. However, this approach is inappropriate. If the soil is already parched, it may be too late to water. Waiting until the plant begins to wilt is definitely not recommended.

The optimal time to water a houseplant is when the top layer of soil in the pot has dried up, but there is still a little moisture underneath.

How often to water flowers

The number of times you should water your flowers depends on the unique needs of each plant. You should learn about the plant's specific care requirements, including the frequency of watering.

Read also: Take energy - what trees should not be planted near the house

When to water unpretentious plants

For those who have chosen unpretentious plants, there is a general rule - the frequency of watering depends on the time of year and the level of humidity. In the cold season, you can increase the intervals between waterings, sometimes up to two weeks. Conversely, in summer it is important to water flowers more often, within 3 to 7 days, depending on soil moisture.

The right time of day for watering

The time of day when to water indoor plants is a subject of debate among flower growers. The answer is simple - it depends on the time of year. In warm seasons, it is better to water in the evening to help plants retain moisture overnight. In colder seasons, it is recommended to water in the morning to allow excess moisture to evaporate during the day.

To ensure proper watering without overwatering, we offer step-by-step instructions:

  • Always water your flowers gradually and with care, in small increments.
  • Stop refilling the pot as soon as water begins to drip from the hole at the bottom.
  • After watering, there should not be an excessive amount of water in the plate or saucer under the vase.

Recall that the flower lover wants her vases to be the most lush, beautiful and healthy. But did you know that an inexpensive spice that every hostess uses for baking can help grow perfect flowers on the windowsill?

Want to receive the most up-to-date news about the war and events in Ukraine - subscribe to our Telegram channel !