7. Houseplants Should Be Watered on a Routine Basis
When to water a plant sould be determined by the soil’s moisture, not because it’s Tuesday. There are many factors that affect the water content of soil, such as if it’s a hot, dry day, the amount of sunlight the plant is getting, and the time of year. Sticking to a routine watering schedule will likely lead to overwatering. The best way to see if a needs to be watered is to do the finger test: Stick your finger an inch down into the soil; if your finger comes out clean, the soil is dry and needs water. If there’s soil residue on your finger, then it’s moist and doesn’t need water.