watering indoor plants whilst away
I'm going on holiday for 2 weeks. Can I leave my hibiscus, sunflower and orchid plant in a bath of water to keep them alive? If not, then please suggest something else.
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It's usually not a good idea to allow plants to continually sit in water, as this will lead to root rot. Just give them all a good soaking before you leave and they should be ok. For additional info, this article may also help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/hpgen/while-youre-away-vacation-care-for-houseplants.htm
I have heard of people using a wick to water plants. I've never tried it but here is a link to how its done:
Try a Google search for plant wicking products and check your local garden centers and greenhouses.