Keep potting soil moist, but not wet. If you soil is either too dry or over watered, it can damage the plant’s roots and prevent the plant from growing. In some cases under or over watering your plant can also kill it. Plants with lush, thick leaves require more water than plants with waxy or leathery leaves.There is no specific frequency that works for all indoor plants. Instead, what you must do is determine what kind of plant you have, and follow guidelines on how often to water it by doing research on it’s specific type.
- If mold starts to form on the surface of the soil or there’s standing water at the bottom of the container, you’ve over watered your plant.
- Water your plant if the soil becomes lighter in color or cracked.
- Plants in the succulent family require periods of dryness between watering