3 Ways to Give Your Plants a Drink of Water Without Deeper Roots


Plant parents, we know you want to do right by your plants, but sometimes even the best intentions can backfire. A little too much water or not enough humidity in the air, and suddenly our beloved plants are wilting away before our eyes. As it turns out, most of us don’t have a green thumb at all, we just know how to care for the wrong plants! We’ve rounded up three common mistakes plant parents make — from overwatering and under-watering to not providing enough humidity — as well as some clever tips on how to give your plants a drink of water without putting them at risk for root rot.

1. Over Watering

In general, you want to avoid watering your plants too much. Overwatering can lead to root rot, which is when the roots of a plant start decaying due to being submerged in water for an extended period of time.

If you notice that your houseplant is drooping or wilting, it’s time to check on its soil moisture level. If the soil has become moist and soggy, then it’s already time to let some air get into their root zone—but if not yet? Then it probably means that there’s still plenty of water left in the potting mix (and maybe even more than there needs to be!).

2. Dry Air

What do plants need to thrive?

It’s tempting to think that the answer is “water,” but in reality, plants require a lot more than just that. They need humidity (moisture in the air), oxygen, carbon dioxide, light and plenty of other things—if you want your houseplants to grow strong and healthy. These are all important factors when it comes to keeping your indoor greenery thriving. Here are some tips:

Make sure there is enough water in the soil of your plants so they don’t dry out too quickly when their leaves start drooping at the ends or turn brown at their edges; roots will also start showing through cracks in the potting soil surface if there isn’t enough moisture available! Make sure you don’t overwater though as this can lead to root rot which can kill off even small cuttings!

Plants require lots of fertilizers with nitrogen-rich ingredients like fish meal or blood meal mixed into them because these contribute nutrients that encourage growth from above ground level (i.e., flowering). You will know if something like this needs watering since there will be signs that something may have happened recently–such as wilting leaves being replaced by fresh ones after they’ve seen better times before being consumed by insects such as aphids which like eating away at them until nothing remains except bare stems/trunks only able hold onto branches tightly together due lack adequate support structure inside woody trunk itself….

3. Mist your Plants

  • Mist your Plants

Another way to give your plants a drink of water without deeper roots is to mist them with a spray bottle. It’s quick and easy, but it can be tricky if you don’t know what you’re doing. Here are some tips for getting the most out of your watering sessions:

  • Make sure that you have enough water in the spray bottle so that each time you squeeze it, some comes out. If there isn’t any pressure on the nozzle when pushing down, then there won’t be any water coming out either!
  • Misting should only be done once or twice per day; otherwise mold may form on surfaces where humidity is high (like kitchen counters). It’s also important not to get too close when pressing down on the nozzle because otherwise droplets will land directly onto leaves instead of being diffused throughout surrounding air space first–and this could cause damage over time due to constant moisture build up within leaf cells themselves.”

what I hoped someone would take away is to stop overwatering their plants, misting them and adding a humidifier to the room they are in.

At the end of the day, I hope someone takes away from this blog to stop overwatering their plants and misting them. I didn’t want to include too much technical information about how to care for plants because that can get boring and confusing. I also recommend adding a humidifier in the room your plants are in as well as checking out How To Water Your Houseplants (7 Simple Steps).


It can be frustrating dealing with houseplants especially when it comes to watering them. I have been guilty of overwatering my plants and having mold or fungus growing in the soil, but luckily I have found a few ways to combat this issue.

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