Taking Proper Care of Potter Plants

There is a list of reasons for one to want to grow plants in patio planter pots and containers. Container garden is versatile (you can grow it on a balcony, patio, backyard), it allows you to grow plants that may not be suitable to grow in your garden soil, it doesn’t require heavy garden tools and equipment, and the best of all, it is pretty simple to take care off, which means it won’t take much of your time.

If you have bought a few patio planter pots and are about to star your container garden, you may be interested to know the proper way to care for your potter plants, like for example, how often to water them.

Determining how much, when, and how often to water potter plants can be a little complicated and will depend on the type of your plants, the material your patio planter pots are made from, the location of the planters, and the climate. Observation and understanding your plant’s requirements will help you learn your plant’s requirements.

Reading the plant’s tag is one of the best ways to find out if the plant prefers moist, medium or dry soil. Below is a list some different types of plants and their watering needs.

Cacti and Succulents

This kind of plants like a completely dry soil between waterings. Watering them too often may lead them to decline.

Tropical plants

These prefer a moist soil, which means the soil shouldn’t be let to become dry to the touch.

Tall Papyrus

Plants that can literally tolerate being placed in a pond.

One effective way to find out if your plant needs water is feeling the soil. If the first centimeters of soil is dry to the touch, this means it is time to water your plants. If the plant is from the group that likes moist soil, you should not allow the soil to get too dry. In this case, you may need to water these plants at least daily and even more in drier climates.

In case you are still not sure how much water your plants need, observe it. If it begins to go limp, this means it is calling for water. Just make sure it doesn’t go too much limp, as this may mean permanent damage to the plant.

Investing in self-watering planters can be a great solution to keep up with your plants’ watering needs as these planters ensure your plants receive just the right amount of water they need to thrive.


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