When I first moved out on my own, I decorated my apartment with beautiful houseplants. And proceeded to kill them all.
Not on purpose! I just could not for the life of me figure out when to water my plants and either overwatered them or they died from thirst.
I used to walk around and insert my finger in the soil of each plant and determine that way which plants needed watering and when.
Well, this method is sure to bring you lots of sadness as one by one each of your plants dies a slow and agonizing death! I even managed to kill a cactus that my husband bought me, telling me that he was sure I couldn’t possibly go wrong with it…
Easiest way to ensure your houseplants survive?
Implement a weekly watering schedule. Decide which day you’d like to assign to watering all of your houseplants. Stick to that day, forever!
Even when you introduce a new plant to your home, don’t water them until the next weekly cycle.
All of your plants will get used to this schedule and thrive!
Another little tip, so that you don’t overwater or not give enough is to circle the perimeter of the pot with your watering can until all of it is moistened. Despite common misconceptions, water does not need to be pouring out of the holes at the bottom of the pot in order for the plant to be thoroughly watered!