Like us, plants are thirsty, and need water to live and grow. You've probably often wondered how to properly water your houseplants to keep them healthy over the long term. So, whether or not you have a green thumb, here are the right things to do for watering your indoor plants. And thus enjoy it for a long time.
How often should you water your houseplants?
Obviously, the water needs of a plant vary according to many factors: its species, its size, its environment, etc. It is therefore obvious that not all species need the same watering frequency. To learn about the specific needs of your plants, do not hesitate to consult our maintenance advice on our site
The right technique for watering your plants
If you water your plants in the traditional way from above, you just need to bring a watering can or a bottle and water the substrate, reasonably. Do not leave water at the bottom of the saucer to preserve the roots from mold. You can also water your plants by soaking (also known as drench). In this case, you can bathe the pot in your sink or in a bucket. As soon as the surface of the soil is wet, remove the plant from its bath.
How much water to water your plants?
It may seem secondary to you, but the quality of the water is extremely important for the good health of your indoor plants. Indeed, it is necessary to take care to use water as less calcareous as possible. Ideally, rainwater is best for your houseplants. So if you can, do not hesitate to collect it in sufficient quantity to practice regular watering of your indoor plants. If you are not able to do this and want to use your tap water, make sure of its quality. If it is too calcareous, we advise you to filter it before watering your plants. You can also add lemon juice to 5 liters of water, or use a few drops of white vinegar. Remember to water your indoor plants with water at room temperature.