When and How Much to Water

When to water and how much is a question new growers struggle with. Over-watering can lead to curled, yellowing leaves while under-watering will be obvious when the plant wilts. Under-watered plants are easy to spot, overwatering, for this reason, is more common of a problem. In general, add water when the surface of your soil appears dry and the soil begins to pull away from the pot just a little. Water the plant until just a bit runs out into your saucer, then stop. In a few days you will notice the soil dry and begin to pull away from the edge of the pot (just a bit!), that’s when you want to water again. Develop a feel for how much water this is and remain consistent in your timing and volume. Don’t over-think it, just get into the plant’s rhythm.

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