Watering Tips for Different Plant Sizes

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Learn the different ways of watering big and small plants in this free video clip about plant care. View Video Transcript

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Nicole Pantaleon

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All right I have these different types of houseplants; some of them to planted outside. The time of year really depends on how much water this plant will really need. Say this plant here in the dead of winter is going to grow really slow and it is not going to take up a lot of water so I would always look at the roots, I mean the soil, see how much water I think it needs. If it is looking wet, I would probably leave it alone. If it is dry, I would probably give it some water. The same with this succulent here. The only other thing that might happen is heat; the heating in y our house. If you have dry heat with wood or just hot air is really going to dry these plants out very fast. So the opposite might happen because of the heat in your house in the winter, you would have to water a lot. In the summer, you have to like this plant I could probably water every day. This plant probably in the field gets watered 2 to 3 times a day. It's a big plant in a small pot. One thing that happens with a lot of plants when it gets really hot, is they could get heat delay which means that they just shut down when it gets too hot. If it gets over 90, the plant just shuts down and they won't take up any water. So you have to also be careful that you don't over water when it is too hot. That is particularly true with fusefs. You will see that a lot fusefs will wilt and if you go and look at them, they are not really dry. It is just too much heat for them and they wilt. The best thing to do is just leave them alone.