The amount of water your plant needs will depend on its variety and size. In general we always recommend assessing your plant's soil before watering.
When you water your plants we recommend giving them a thorough watering and then letting them drain for a few hours before putting back into a decorative pot.
Our top advice for working out how often to water your plants is to follow the finger-dip test. Simple put your index finger into the soil up until your second knuckle. Remove your finger, and if your finger is dry and no soil is sticking to it, then you should water your plant. If soil sticks to your finger this shows that the soil is already moist enough.
Overall the best approach is to wait for the top of the soil to dry out in between waterings, although some plants prefer to have the soil always moist (but not wet) and some desert plants prefer dry soil. We have specific instructions for each plant on its product page.
There are three main methods to water your plants:
1) From above using a watering can - aim to water evenly around the soil and water until the water drains through the soil (and water comes out of the bottom)
2) From below, this is a particularly good method when you want to avoid the risk of damaging plant leaves by soaking them (relevant for succulents and cacti)
3) Dip and drain, dip your plant in it's plastic nursery pot into water and then leave it to drain
Most indoor plants will benefit from liquid plant fertiliser or slow-release pellets. Fertiliser will give your plants a top-up of nutrients that have been absorbed from your plant compost. In general we recommend diluting liquid fertiliser with water to half the strength recommended on the bottle.
You should only fertilise your plants during the growing phase in Spring and Summer.
Add half strength liquid fertiliser to your plants when you water them. In general we recommend adding the fertiliser monthly or twice a month. We have specific instructions on each plant product page.
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