Your Favourite Five Indoor Plants and Their Watering Care

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Hey there plant rockstars and fellow green thumbs! I’m excited to share with you a little H2O tour through our indoor jungles, focusing on five of the favorite plants and their watering needs. Each of these leafy friends has taught me a thing or two about the art of watering. Let’s get started!

1. Monstera Deliciosa: The Tropical Showstopper

Monstera, also known as the Swiss Cheese Plant, loves a good drink, but it hates soggy feet. I water mine about once a week, letting the top inch of the soil dry out between waterings. In winter, I cut back a bit since it’s taking a bit of a nap. It’s like a guest at a summer party, enjoying a refreshing drink but not overdoing it.

Monstera deliciosa and Monstera Monkey Mask in a white pots
Monstera deliciosa (Left) and Monstera Monkey Mask

2. Snake Plant: The Forgiving Survivor

Snake Plants are the champions of neglect, perfect for busy or forgetful plant parents. I water mine every 2-3 weeks, sometimes even less in winter. They thrive in dry soil, so make sure the soil is completely dry before giving it a drink. It’s like that friend who only needs an occasional coffee catch-up to stay happy.

Snake plant sansevieria in planter on window sill in orange room office restaurant interior design
Snake plant sansevieria

3. ZZ Plant: The Low Light Lover

My ZZ Plant is another low-maintenance star. It stores water in its roots, so it can go a long time without a drink. I water mine every 3-4 weeks, allowing the soil to dry out completely between waterings. It’s a bit like a camel, storing up and using its reserves efficiently.

Repotting zamioculcas plant in modern pot. ZZ plant leaves in new pot on wooden floor. Houseplant

4. Fiddle Leaf Fig: The Fussy Fashionista

Ah, the Fiddle Leaf Fig, the diva of the plant world. This one’s a bit tricky—it likes consistent, moderate watering. I check the top inch of the soil every week, and if it’s dry, it gets a drink. Overwatering or under-watering can both lead to drama, so I stay vigilant. Think of it as the high-maintenance friend who needs just the right amount of attention.

Fiddle leaf fig tree leaves.
Fiddle leaf fig

5. Pothos: The Easygoing Vine

Pothos are wonderfully undemanding and adaptable. I water mine every 1-2 weeks, letting the soil dry out a bit in between. They’re forgiving if you forget to water them now and then. They’re like the chill friend who’s happy to go with the flow.

Close up shot of vibrant green devil's ivy plant decorating the window
Golden pothos

Each of these plants has their own personality and needs, especially when it comes to watering. The key is to observe and adjust as you go along. Embrace the journey of getting to know your plant’s preferences, and you’ll be rewarded with a lush, healthy indoor garden. Happy watering! 🌱💦🌿

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  1. Ive killed many Ficus Lyrata. I’ve joined a FB group Fiddle leaf fig and Rubber Plant lovers. This advice has helped.
    Lack of indirect sunlight and under watered will cause leaves to droop. Lack of humidity also will cause leaves to droop.. How often and how much do you water It? Are you using a moisture meter weekly to determine when it needs watering? Even though it’s setting in a room with big windows it needs to be set right next to the window. For every foot away from window it loses more than 50% effectiveness of the sunlight. They need 6+ hours sunlight to perform photosynthesis. They need to be repotted every year or two, they use up all the nutrients (Food) in the soil and needs fresh. When they don’t get the needed nutrients, then they will droop. Next they will start dropping their leaves. Here is my information sheet on the needs and care of these plants. Hope it helps.

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