Should you water the leaves of a plant?

This won’t be a very long article, because the upshot is basically… …try to avoid watering house plant leaves The key here is ‘try to avoid’. If you accidentally hit them it’s no big deal. In fact sometimes they like it. Why you shouldn’t water plant leaves In an ideal world, plants would have clear …

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What is perched water table (re. house plants)?

A perched water table is one of those things that made me go ‘oooooohhhh’ when I first got into house plant care. If you have drainage holes in your plant pot, and use a decent, chunky soil mix, you don’t need to read this. But if you’re new to plant care and aren’t sure why …

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how do you dechlorinate water for house plants?

Chlorine isn’t always that big of a deal. Where I live, the tap water is pretty good. Scottish water is even better. Though I try to use aquarium water for my Calathea, the occasional bit of tap water doesn’t negatively affect them. If you’re not sure how good your tap water is, you can get …

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Best Pots For House Plants: Terracotta, plastic, or Ceramic?

Learn from my mistakes here: don’t go spending a tonne of money on plants BEFORE you’ve figured out what kind of plant caregiver you are. Plastic plant pots are cheap and retain moisture Ceramic (glazed) plant pots are expensive and retain moisture Bare terracotta pots dry out pretty quickly Therefore, plastic and ceramic pots are …

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Are Self-Watering Plant Pots Good For House Plants?

Self-watering plant pots can be AMAZING. Unfortunately, the name ‘self-watering plant pot’ is a bit of a misnomer. They don’t simply water themselves. IMAGINE. I’d have a thousand plants, and they’ll all be healthy. Bliss. But no. The pots don’t wander over to the sink and fill themselves. It’s one of those things that sounds …

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