Signs you’re overwatering your houseplants

If you're watering your plants and they're still looking a little sad, it could be a case of overwatering. So put that watering can down and listen up.

1. Signs you’ve overwatered your houseplants

Are you killing your houseplants with kindness? Signs of overwatering vary by plant. While we always recommend plant owners take some time to look up specific care instructions for their plant, there are some general indicators to look out for:

2. How to save your houseplants after overwatering

Reversing the signs of overwatering can be difficult depending on how severe the damage is. If you think you’re plant is suffering as a result of overwatering you could try:

Give your plant a couple weeks to recover to see if the changes have made an impact. 

Woman repotting and watering petra plant

3. Watering tips for your houseplants

You’ve identified the signs of overwatering and taken steps to reverse any damage. Now it’s important not to fall back into old habits! Remember to:

TIP: It is better to water thoroughly rather than frequently

Take your plant to the sink or bath. Thoroughly water your plant so you can see water dripping through the drainage holes at the bottom of the brown nursery pot. Give your pot a few squeezes and then return to it’s decorative pot. Your plant should not be sitting in any excess water.

And of course each plant is different, and what works is dependent on a variety of factors. So don’t forget to do some research into your plant to create a more tailored approach! 

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