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Watering tips

Watering tips

7 things to consider:

  1. Keep plants in pots with drainage holes to prevent waterlogging.
  2. Water most plants every 2–4 days (or as required) in spring and summer to keep the compost moist (not waterlogged).
  3. Water desert cacti and succulents less frequently (only when the top of the compost feels dry).
  4. Reduce frequency of watering in winter when plant growth is slower and temperatures are lower.
  5. Tip out excess water from pot sleeves and saucers to prevent overly soggy compost.
  6. Avoid getting water on the leaves and stems of plants with soft, furry foliage, or succulents and cacti.
  7. Check the Plant Profile chaper to see if your plant prefers rainwater or distilled water.