Watering Plants
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How do I water my plant properly?

Zone Lakewood Ohio | ginagirl added on November 5, 2015 | Answered

I'm excited. I love the idea of having plants around but I haven't a clue of how to care for them. I just bought a foil in combination garden where the drainage pipes in another pot without holes. Should I continue to leave it like that or do I take it out of there when I water it, then put it back?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on November 7, 2015

I agree, having green plants in your home is wonderful!, especially with the winter months soon to arrive.

All containers or pots should have a drainage hole. It's important for excess water to be able to drain away from the soil so that the plant does not develop root rot.

You can water the plant and allow it to drain for a few minutes, then place back in the secondary container.

Here are a few links for you with more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/hpgen/how-to-water-a-plant.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/hpgen/bottom-watering-plants.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/overwatering-container-plants.htm

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