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Should I Water My Plants From The Bottom?

When watering yours pots, the most common is that you do it from above. Using the watering can is an easy way to ensure the hydration of your plants. And proceeding with caution, wetting the substrate and not the leaves, it will also be appropriate. However, there are exceptions; if they are very sensitive to fungi, it is better to water them from below.

Watering from below may be a bit uncomfortable - it will take you a bit longer, perhaps, than the traditional way - but it will give you some interesting benefits. Among others, you will ensure that the plants only absorb the water they need, avoiding excesses, and all without splashing.

Do not think that you will only end up with your plant in the trash because of watering if you miss its frequency or because of waterlogging. In some cases - such as African violets, cyclamen, spatyphils ... - it will be enough to wet the leaves, the stem or other tissues during the process, so that - if they do not dry quickly and under certain conditions - fungi end up proliferating.

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The fungi in a short time will generate roots that, if they reach the roots or the neck of the plant, will kill it, it will be a good preventive measure.

Others, in addition to fungi, are also sensitive to lime in the water - for example acidophilic plants. In these cases, irrigation with soft or distilled water is convenient. The one with the tap might give you some trouble.

How to water from below

Hydrating them in this way is very simple. You just have to have a dish deep enough to hold the water and also that part of the pot fits submerged. Who says plate, says any other container that is worth that purpose. The important thing is that the earth has it easy to absorb water like a sponge.

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Give your plant some headroom time. About a quarter of an hour should be enough for the substrate to soak through. Check it by feeling it with your finger and, if necessary, wait a few more minutes before removing it.

If you prefer, you can leave the water supply permanently, but for this it is convenient to make some changes. This should not be in direct contact with the pot, the earth or the roots of the plant - otherwise they will rot. You will achieve this by placing a bed of gravel, stones or other material to support the base of the pot. In this way, the water will still be at your disposal, but without any risk.

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When watering your pots, the most common is that you do it from above. Using the watering can is an easy way to ensure the hydration of your plants. And proceeding with caution, wetting the substrate and not the leaves, it will also be appropriate. However, there are exceptions; if they are very sensitive to fungi, it is better to water them from below.

 

Watering from below may be a bit uncomfortable - it will take you a bit longer, perhaps, than the traditional way - but it will give you some interesting benefits. Among others, you will ensure that the plants only absorb the water they need, avoiding excesses, and all without splashing.

Do not think that you will only end up with your plant in the trash because of watering if you miss its frequency or because of waterlogging. In some cases - such as African violets, cyclamen, spatyphils ... - it will be enough to wet the leaves, the stem or other tissues during the process, so that - if they do not dry quickly and under certain conditions - fungi end up proliferating.

40 OUNCE SMALL GREEN PLASTIC WATERING CAN

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SEGOMO TOOLS 40 OUNCE WATERING CAN

The fungi in a short time will generate roots that, if they reach the roots or the neck of the plant, will kill it, it will be a good preventive measure.

Others, in addition to fungi, are also sensitive to lime in the water - for example acidophilic plants. In these cases, irrigation with soft or distilled water is convenient. The one with the tap might give you some trouble.

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How to water from below

Hydrating them in this way is very simple. You just have to have a dish deep enough to hold the water and also that part of the pot fits submerged. Who says plate, says any other container that is worth that purpose. The important thing is that the earth has it easy to absorb water like a sponge.

Give your plant some headroom time. About a quarter of an hour should be enough for the substrate to soak through. Check it by feeling it with your finger and, if necessary, wait a few more minutes before removing it.

If you prefer, you can leave the water supply permanently, but for this it is convenient to make some changes. This should not be in direct contact with the pot, the earth or the roots of the plant - otherwise they will rot. You will achieve this by placing a bed of gravel, stones or other material to support the base of the pot. In this way, the water will still be at your disposal, but without any risk.

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