SUARABANDUNGBARAT – Watering ornamental plants properly is the key to success in caring for plants.
Here are five simple tips for keeping houseplants thriving:
1. Pay attention to the water needs of each type of plant
Each type of ornamental plant has different water needs. Learn about your plant type and give it water according to its needs. Don’t overdo it, as excess water can damage the roots.
2. Use room temperature water
Water that is too cold or too hot can be stressful for plants. Use comfortable room temperature water for watering.
3. Use Proper Watering Techniques
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For potted plants, make sure the pot has adequate drainage holes to avoid waterlogging. Water until the soil is slightly damp, not waterlogged.
4. Check the Soil Before Watering
Before watering, touch the soil above the surface. If it feels dry, it’s probably time to water. However, let the soil dry out a little between waterings so the roots get enough oxygen.
5. Avoid Excessive Watering
Excessive watering can cause root rot. Make sure you let the soil dry out before watering again. Many ornamental plants prefer a lack of water to an excess.