MythHouseplants Should be Watered Consistently on a Routine Basis
Many factors determine how much water a plant needs, and it varies from plant to plant. Some plant varieties require more water than others, and plants in bright, well-lit areas require more water than plants in low-lit areas. Sticking to a routine schedule could lead to overwatering. To determine if a plant needs water, stick your finger into the soil about an inch down. If your finger comes out clean, the soil is dry and needs water. If there’s soil residue on your finger, it’s still moist and doesn’t need water. You can also determine how dry a plant is simply by picking it up. If it’s very light, chances are it needs a good soaking.