How To Properly Take care of Waterplants


When you first get a plant, it’s exciting. You want to take care of it and make sure it thrives! But if you’re like me, you don’t always know exactly what that entails. So I made this blog post to help guide anyone who wants to learn how to take care of their houseplant so they can have the most beautiful houseplant in town!

Waterplants need more water than you think.

One of the most important things you need to know about watering your water plants is that they need a lot of water.

Waterplants are not fussy about how much water they get, and they can’t really tell if you’re over or under watering them.

So how do you know how much to give your plant?

Well, the rule of thumb when it comes to watering is: if it’s wet, then it needs more water!

If a plant feels dry at all—no matter what time of year—it will begin to wilt and droop. At this point, it’s best just to raise its pot slightly off of level ground so that any additional moisture from rain or dew can run down into the soil instead of pooling around its roots (which would cause root rot).

Waterplants from the bottom.

Waterplants from the bottom. This is a phrase that sounds strange and odd, but it’s actually quite simple in practice. To waterplants from the bottom, you must first fill a large bowl or saucer with water so that it sits underneath your plant as far as possible without touching its leaves or soil. Then place your hand into this container and let it rest under your plant while gently tilting it in order to collect some of its excess moisture on your skin’s surface. Withdrawing this hand (which should now be covered in water), use it to dab at those parts of your plant that have become dry during their time indoors—the stems and leaves will soak up whatever liquid comes into contact with them! You’ll be able to see how much of an effect this method has on both their appearance and health when compared with plants that are treated differently!

Don’t waterplants until they’re thirsty.

To keep your plant healthy and happy, follow these simple watering rules:

  • Don’t waterplants until they’re thirsty. If you feel like the soil is dry, take a look at the top of the soil; if there’s no moisture visible on the soil surface then it’s not time to water yet. If you see some moisture in between the individual layers, then it’s probably about time for another watering — but only if it looks like dryness is imminent!
  • Keep the soil moist throughout its entire depth. This means that even if you’re growing a plant with deep roots (like cacti), you should still be watering enough to moisten all layers of dirt at least once every week or two (unless temperatures are really hot).
  • Don’t over water or let standing water accumulate in saucers underneath potted plants’ pots—this will cause root rot and kill off any plants sitting below your pots! Make sure your potted plant doesn’t sit directly on top of gravel or rocks either—the weight could crush their delicate roots into those hard surfaces which would also kill them off pretty quickly too!

Know how often to water them.

Watering frequency depends on the size of the plant and the pot. You should not let soil dry out completely, but also know that overwatering can be harmful, as well. The easiest way to determine if your plant needs watering is by checking its soil moisture. If it feels dry an inch below the surface and there’s no water at all in the bottom of the pot when you look down into it from above, then it’s time for some H2O!

Soil should be kept moist but not wet—a good rule of thumb is to aim for a “moist sponge-like texture” in dry areas between waterings. When watering plants with large root systems (such as rubber trees), make sure you thoroughly saturate their roots before letting them sit for long periods without water (more than two hours). Most plants prefer consistent moisture levels rather than being saturated once per day: because they are unable to draw up excess moisture beyond what their root systems can handle effectively, excessive watering will just cause rot or mildew growth on leaves where excess humidity has accumulated around those surfaces instead of being able to evaporate away naturally through proper air circulation within an open room environment instead.”

Use a moisture meter or take a peek at the soil every week or two.

If you don’t have a moisture meter, the next best way to tell if your plant needs watering is to take a peek at its soil. If it’s dry enough to see through (like the image below), then it’s time for some H2O.

  • To water from the bottom: Take the plant out of its pot, place it in another bowl or container that can hold water and be placed on top of your kitchen sink or bathtub (do not use metal containers!). Pour lukewarm water into this container until it reaches about two inches above where the stem meets soil level, then let drain completely before returning plant to its original pot.*

Fertilize them well.

Fertilizing is essential to keeping your plants healthy and happy. There are many different methods of fertilizing, but here are a few tips:

  • You can use fish emulsion, seaweed, compost tea, liquid kelp… there are even recipes for homemade mixes on the internet.
  • If you’re using a fertilizer for houseplants or a vegetable fertilizer (some contain slow-release nutrients that last longer), you’ll need less than if you were using one specifically made for flowers—a little goes a long way!

You can use fish emulsion, seaweed, compost tea, liquid kelp… there are even recipes for homemade mixes on the internet.

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Find out what kind of light your plant needs and find a place for it where it can get that kind of light for at least six hours a day.

Whether you’re just getting started with houseplants or you’ve been tending to them for years, keeping your plants healthy and well-tended is a big part of what makes gardening such a rewarding hobby. But there are some specific techniques for taking care of your water-loving friends that every gardener needs to know in order to get the most out of their plant collection. To help you learn how best to take care of your aquatic friends, we’ve put together this guide on how to properly take care of waterplants!

There are two main things that all plants need: sunlight and water (duh). But what does that mean? Why do they need these things? And how can we give our plants what they need? The answers may surprise you!

Try to figure out what your plant likes and needs to grow best, then give it those things!

The first step in taking care of your waterplant is to figure out what it likes, and the best way to do this is by observing it. Look at the soil, look at how the plant is growing, look at its leaves and flowers—there are many different ways that your plant will tell you what it needs.

If your plant has dry soil or not enough light, its leaves might start turning yellow or brown as a result of stress. If you have a flowering waterplant (like an orchid), they might not be blooming if they aren’t getting enough sunlight—or they could be over-blooming because they have too much light!

Another way that plants tell us what kind of environment they need involves their roots: if the roots are growing too shallowly into dark spaces under rocks or soil then we know there isn’t enough oxygen for them there; likewise if all those roots are growing straight down into deep spaces without branching out at all then we know our plants aren’t getting enough nutrients so we should fertilize them!

All plants are different but if you take the time to figure out what they need in particular you’ll be able to satisfy those needs.

The beauty of houseplants is that you can find one for every type of person and their unique tastes. All plants are different but if you take the time to figure out what they need in particular you’ll be able to satisfy those needs.

If you live in an apartment or condo, a good place to start looking at common household plants that do well indoors would be palms and ferns. They will fill your space with greenery while also helping out with air purification!


A happy and healthy houseplant can be the most rewarding part of your day. If you follow our tips above, we think that you’ll find it easier to do just that. Remember: plants are living things so treat them well!

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