Low - Allow the soil of your houseplant to dry completely in between watering. Usually it is only necessary to water the houseplant once every 1 to 2 weeks.
Moderate - When the soil is dry to touch, water the plant. Usually this ends up being once a week.
Moderate to Heavy - For houseplants with this requirement, it usually is best to water once every 5 days or so. Keep the soil slightly moist.
Heavy - Keep the plants soil moist at all times. However, be careful not to over water. You do not want the soil soggy, just moist. Usually you will need to water houseplants with this requirement twice a week.
One main key involved with watering any variety of houseplant, is to use non-treated water. If your tap water goes through a water softener, do not use this on your plants. They will overtime die or become unhealthy. Either purchase water or I use our outside water faucet which is not run through the softener.
Below are a list of houseplants and their recommended water levels. Please let me know of other plants to add to the list or if you feel a plant should be in a different category.
Moderate Water Levels
Amazon Alocasia, Elephant's Ear
Bird of Paradise
Fiddle Leaf Fig
Heart Leaf Philodendron
Madagascar Dragon Tree
Norfolk Island Pines
Polka Dot Plants
Moderate to Heavy
Dieffenbachia (Dumb Cane)
Kentia / Sentry Palms
Snake Plants (Mother In Law Tongue)
Split Leafed Philodendron
White Cloud Ficus
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