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Houseplant Maintenance Tips
Written by Helen Melendez   
Sunday, 01 February 2015 18:46

What's too much or too little water for my plant? - Part I:

I always get asked that question, and my answer varies. Watering a plant it all depends on the specie of a plant, size of the grow pot, indoor temperature and location. All of these variables normally help in determining a watering schedule of a plant, but we also need to learn to "read a plant."

I will be explaining many of the points mentioned here, but you also need to understand that many plants can also be already unhealthy when brought to your local plant store. The quality of the plant will also affect its life span because if the plant had received a ton of fertilizer prior to being brought to your home, it will help the plant look beautiful initially, but it will deteriorate in time after going into shock from the change in its environment.

Look at this poor plant below, for example. This plant took years to arrive to this state. It did not happen overnight. The plant was receiving an inconsistent watering schedule and it finally reached its end. Leaves have curled, the trunk displays lack of water and irregular watering schedules.

 


damaged plant