How to Water Your Indoor Plants During the Summer Months

Summer brings higher temperatures, more humidity, and more direct sunlight. It also means that your house plants need more water in order to stay healthy. This can be tricky because too much or too little water can cause your plants to suffer from dehydration, wilting and possibily root rot. However with a few simple tips, you can make sure your house plants are getting just the right amount of water all Summer long.

Watering Frequency
The frequency with which you should water your indoor plants during the Summer months depends on a few factors. The most important factor is the type of plant you have; some plants require more frequent watering than others. Additionally, the size of your pot plays a role since larger pots hold more soil which means they will retain moisture longer than smaller pots. Lastly, consider where you have placed your plant; if it’s in a sunny spot near a window or under direct sunlight then it will likely require more frequent watering as opposed to a plant in a cooler spot out of direct sunlight.

How Much Water
The amount of water each plant needs depends on its size and type as well as how much sun exposure it gets each day. Generally speaking, most houseplants prefer soil that is damp but not soggy so try not to overwater them. A good rule of thumb is to check the soil every week and if it feels dry about an inch below the surface then add some water until it feels damp but not soaked. If in doubt, err on the side of caution and let the soil dry out slightly before adding more water.    

When to Water
The best time of day to water your plants is in the morning since that gives the plants time to dry off during the day. Leaving water on plants overnight can lead to mold or pests. Watering indoor plants during hot Summer months requires extra care due to increased evaporation rates from higher temperatures and higher levels of sun exposure. However, with careful monitoring of both watering frequency and paying attention to regular fertilising you can keep them healthy all season long.

By following these simple tips, you’ll ensure that your houseplants will thrive for many Summers to come.

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