If you’re new to indoor gardening, you might find yourself wondering how and when to water your plants. It’s not as simple as watering them every day–if they don’t get enough water, they can die. But if you give them too much water, the roots rot and they can also die. When it comes to watering indoor plants, timing is everything! Your goal is to allow the soil to dry out between waterings so that the plant isn’t sitting in soggy soil all the time. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how and when to water indoor plants:
Step 1: Wait until the soil is dry.
The first step to watering your plants is to wait until the soil is dry. You want to be sure that the top of the soil feels completely dry before you water them again. You should also check down at the bottom of each pot or plant container and see if it feels completely dry there as well.
The second step is to wait until you can pull out a few inches of soil from around your plant (either by hand or with a trowel). Then, take note of how many inches deep you’ve gone: this will tell you where you should stop watering for now—if there is not enough water in this area yet then water more often! If there already appears to be enough moisture down here though then no harm done; no need for extra watering yet!
Step 2: Water the plant thoroughly.
Now that you’ve gotten the plant’s soil to the right level of moisture, it’s time for step 2: watering. The goal of this step is to get as much water into the soil as possible, so that each time you water your indoor plants from now on they’ll be able to absorb more and more until they don’t need to be watered again for several days (more on that later).
To do this, place your plant in a sink or a bathtub filled with cool water. Then lift up its pot—this gives you access to its drainage holes at the bottom—and let gravity do its thing while you wait around ten minutes (the exact amount depends on how large or small your plant is). This should result in a nice stream of excess water coming out of those holes and into your sink/bathtub; if not, try watering again until you’re satisfied with how thoroughly it has been watered.
Step 3: Put plant in a well-lit area.
Water is a necessary component of plant growth. Plants need light to grow, and they need water to grow. Without either one, plants will die.
For this reason, you should place your indoor plants in a well-lit area that receives plenty of natural sunlight—but not direct sunlight! Direct sunlight can be too harsh for many houseplants and will burn their leaves or even kill them altogether. Instead, try placing your potted plants near windows or skylights where they’ll receive indirect natural light from the sun’s rays (you can also use floor lamps).
Plants are like people, and need water to survive!
Plants are like people, and need water to survive! They need light to grow, oxygen to grow, nutrients in the soil so that their roots can get energy from them, and they also need regular watering.
If you don’t water your indoor plants enough then they won’t be able to receive all of these things that they need for survival. In fact if you don’t water them enough then there is a chance that your plant might even die! If you have an indoor garden full of plants then it would be wise for you not only do some research on how much light each plant requires but also how often should I water my indoor plants?
Watering your plants is something that you can do to show them love and help them grow. If you don’t water them properly, they will suffer and eventually die. So take some time out of your busy schedule today to learn how to water indoor plants so they stay healthy!