How to Properly Water an office Plant

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John Mueller

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Hi, I'm John with Paradise Palm here in Salt Lake City, Utah on behalf of expertvillage.com. Just want to move on and kind of go over some other generalized things with plant care watering. If you identify your planter ideally have a company such as ours or people who know what they are talking about identify the plant that you have as a low light plant or it is a plant that you have had in your house or office and it is in a very low light situation as in very little natural light coming in, northeast facing windows or just fluorescent light, you want to make sure you don't water your plant too much. It is not so much how you water but again to reiterate you want to get your fingers into the soil. These are three different plants; a cast iron, an Aglaonema and a type of Dracaena. These are very common indoor office plants. Make sure, absolutely make sure that the soil has dried out moderately between waterings. Whether it is a short plant or tall plant or anywhere in between, pull the leaves back, fingers in the soil and double check to make sure that it is absolutely dried out. Low light plants will require far less water than any other plant that is not close to a window. So it is incredibly important that the greatest source of detriment plant is usually over watering, 9 to 10. Low light plants don't need a lot of water. You want to make sure that they have dried out between waterings. Put your finger in the soil and they do need far less water than a high life plant in a high light situation. Keep those things in mind and you will have those plants last a lot longer. It would definitely be a good idea, keep your fingers in the soil.