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How Long Should Plants Be Watered?

When watering our plants it is important to take into account factors such as: the species, their size and their location.

Flowering plants require excessive watering, that is, an abundance of water since the soil must remain moist. On the other hand, indoor plants such as cactus need much less water.

As a general rule, plants with less exposure to weather conditions should be watered moderately. In contrast, outdoor plants need more water.

To know how often we should water outdoor plants, we must take into account factors such as the climate - plants subjected to dry climates will need more water.

Light is another important factor. If the plant receives direct sunlight it will need more water than one that does not. Plants that are growing in a pot will require different watering than those that are planted in the garden. Potted plants need more water as they have a higher chance of drying out.

A young plant will have to be watered more frequently than an adult plant.

 

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WATERING PLANTS IN THE GARDEN

Hose irrigation is much faster but uses a lot of water. However, drip irrigation is much more effective, but an irrigation kit can have a very high price.

TREES AND SHRUBS

It will depend a lot on the species. Brachychiton, for example, resists drought well and, once they have been in the soil for at least a year, it will not matter to water them if at least 350l of water falls a year; Ulmus also do well in low water. But the Populus, the Passiflora, the Wisteria, the Acer or the Fagus are big ‘drinkers’, especially the former, since they live near fresh water courses, like many Salix.

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CARNIVOROUS

These plants are grown in plastic pots, so watering will be frequent. If you have sarracenias, you can put a plate under them to keep it full; the rest are watered 3-4 times a week in summer, and less in winter.

PALM TREES

The same happens as with trees and shrubs: there are species that withstand drought, such as Phoenix dactylifera or Washingtonia, but there are others that you have to water from time to time so that they do not dry out, such as Ravenea , Roystonea or Dypsis.

VIVACIOUS AND SEASONAL FLOWERS

These are plants that need frequent watering. During the summer, the irrigation will be more frequent, every 2 or 3 days, but the rest of the year it will not have to be so continuous.

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BOLBOUS

These are only watered from when they are about to sprout, until their flowers wither, about 2-3 times a week.

GARDEN PLANTS

Both fruit trees and those that are herbs require a lot of water, they will need to be watered every 2-3 days; in fact, if there is a forecast of rain, it will be better not to do it until the soil dries a bit.

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When watering our plants it is important to take into account factors such as: the species, their size and their location.

Flowering plants require excessive watering, that is, an abundance of water since the soil must remain moist. On the other hand, indoor plants such as cactus need much less water.

As a general rule, plants with less exposure to weather conditions should be watered moderately. In contrast, outdoor plants need more water.

To know how often we should water outdoor plants, we must take into account factors such as the climate - plants subjected to dry climates will need more water.

Light is another important factor. If the plant receives direct sunlight it will need more water than one that does not.

Plants that are growing in a pot will require different watering than those that are planted in the garden. Potted plants need more water as they have a higher chance of drying out.

A young plant will have to be watered more frequently than an adult plant.

40 OUNCE SMALL GREEN PLASTIC WATERING CAN

Sold out

WATERING PLANTS IN THE GARDEN?

Hose irrigation is much faster but uses a lot of water. However, drip irrigation is much more effective, but an irrigation kit has a very high price.

TREES AND SHRUBS

It will depend a lot on the species. Brachychiton, for example, resists drought well and, once they have been in the soil for at least a year, it will not matter to water them if at least 350l of water falls a year; Ulmus also do well in low water. But the Populus, the Passiflora, the Wisteria, the Acer or the Fagus are big ‘drinkers’, especially the former, since they live near fresh water courses, like many Salix.

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CARNOVOROUS

These plants are grown in plastic pots, so watering will be frequent. If you have sarracenias, you can put a plate under them to keep it full; the rest are watered 3-4 times a week in summer, and less in winter.

PALM TREES

The same thing happens as with trees and shrubs: there are species that withstand drought, such as Phoenix dactylifera or Washingtonia, but there are others that you have to water from time to time so that they do not dry out, such as Ravenea , Roystonea or Dypsis.

vivacious and seasonal flowers

These are plants that need frequent watering. During the summer, the irrigation will be more frequent, every 2 or 3 days, but the rest of the year it will not have to be so continuous.

40 OUNCE SMALL GREEN PLASTIC WATERING CAN

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Watering cans have been used since the 17th century and are an easy way to water your plants by hand. However, not all cans are created equal.

Watering cans come in all shapes, sizes and materials from indoor misters to long spouts, metal containers to galvanized pieces of art but there is one type of watering can that gardeners prefer the most.

PLASTIC

A plastic watering can is the ideal choice as it is both functional and visually appealing. You want a can to be sturdy, usable, versatile and consistent and a plastic watering can ticks all of those boxes.

Plastic watering cans are long lasting as they won't rust if stored properly, are great for urban and home gardeners who don't have a lot of storage space and are lightweight, efficient and easy to fill.

 

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