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The best way to water your plants

  • The best water to feed your plants with is rainwater.
  • Rainwater has all the natural minerals that plants need and use to stay healthy and grow strong.
  • But it does not always rain, so when you cannot collect rainwater, OK, it is fine to use tap water.
  • Try collecting tap water when your parents run water for washing up, instead of letting the cold water go to waste collect it in bottles.
  • With tap water, it is best to collect it the night before watering because it needs time for the chlorine to evaporate and to get to the right temperature. Plants do not like very cold water as it shocks and damages their roots.

Watering your plants

  • Too little water leaves wilt, leaves fall, lower leaves curl and die and flowers dry up and die.
  • Too much water leaves start to go limp and rotten, brown mushy roots, young and old leaves die and the flowers go mouldy.

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Problems with watering plants

  • If you water your potted plant and the water comes straight out of the bottom, there are ways to solve the problem.
  • When plants get scorched, the compost shrinks and moves away from the edges, so the water runs straight through when you feed them.
  • How to solve the problem? Fill a tub with warm water and place your plant in the water.
  • Do not let the water come above the top of the pot, or the plant will float. Leave the plant in the warm water until it is nice and soaked.
  • If you water your potted plant and the water sits on the top, use a small tool to loosen the topsoil. You should then place the plant in a tub of warm water until it is nice and soaked.

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The Best Way to Water Your Plants
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Watering cacti and succulent plants

  • Cacti and Succulent plants store water in their leaves and bodies.
  • This is because they come from dry lands that rarely rain.
  • Some people say Cacti do not drink much at all, but in the spring and summer, they love water regularly.
  • Lots of Cacti and Succulents flowers can not live without water; they cannot flower.
  • In the winter, it is best to let the plants stay pretty dry, but if they look really thirsty, feed them some slightly warm water, as cold water will shock and possibly kill their roots.