HOW OFTEN DO YOU ACTUALLY WATER PLANTS?
- Frank Weigh
What kind of water do you give a plant?
Most people give plants tap water, but rainwater would actually be better. Tap water is hard and contains all kinds of salts that house plants do not like. Rainwater contains almost no lime and is therefore much gentler for your plants. You can collect rainwater outside in a rain barrel and if you don’t have room for it, use a water filter. Do you see white dots or circles on the leaves of plants? Then the plant gets too much lime and rainwater is its salvation.
How often do you water a plant?
One plant is not the other, so it is difficult to give an unequivocal answer. The amount of water a plant needs depends on the needs of the plant, but also on the location where it is located. When you buy, ask for some basic facts about the plant or at least make sure you know the name of the plant, then Google will also help you a lot.
With a new plant, check every day with your finger how the soil feels or insert a skewer. If the soil sticks, it is still moist and you know that you don’t have to water yet. You will see that some plants find enough once a week and that other houseplants prefer to receive extra water once in a while. Succulents, such as cacti, need to be watered much less often. Read more about succulents.