Have you tried bottom watering your houseplants? You should! Here are some of the benefits of watering from the bottom.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BOTTOM WATERING HOUSEPLANTS?
- It's great for plants with sensitive leaves, where water can damage foliage.
- It can promote deeper root growth, which will keep your plant happier in the long run.
- It helps the plant absorb the right amount of moisture; no more overwatering!
WHAT TYPES ON PLANTS ARE GOOD FOR BOTTOM WATERING?
Heavy plants: we like it, because there's less mess. No more lugging plants through the house!
Sensitive plants: for plants like Calathea or Peace Lily, watering can be a key issue. Bottom watering keeps their moisture level consistent.
Desert plants: succulents like infrequent but DEEP watering. Think about the desert. Dry, dry, dry and then BOOM, a big rain storm. That's what we want to replicate with bottom watering.
HOW DO YOU BOTTOM WATER YOUR PLANTS?
It's easy peasy to water your houseplants from the bottom. Put the pot in a tray, bowl or saucer filled with water with a splash of Grow Concentrate, and let it sit for about 30 minutes. The plant will drink through the drainage holes in the pot. Check that the soil has become moist with your finger, take the pot out and let it drain. Done!