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Growing Joy with Plants - Wellness Rooted in Nature, Houseplants, Gardening and Plant Care

Maria Failla- Happy Plant Lady and Author of Growing Joy: The Plant Lover's Guide to Cultivating Happiness



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How to Water Your Houseplants: Everything You Need to Know About Watering

• 34 min

Did you know that watering is one of the most common causes of houseplant death? You saw a gorgeous new plant baby from a store, and then you brought it home full of excitement and good intentions. In fact, you wanted to do your best, so you read the watering instructions in the packet and tried to follow them as closely as possible… And then tragedy happens. The once vibrant leaves start to wilt, turn yellow, or fall off entirely. It’s a rookie mistake! But I’m here to share my hard-earned watering technique so you can keep your plants happy (and your plant parent pride intact). We’ve all been there, plant friends. In this episode, we learn:[02:27] Why, when, and how of watering houseplants[04:12] Why do our houseplants need water?[06:04] How do houseplants absorb water?[09:04] When should we water our houseplants?[10:54] Frequency errors in watering[15:00] How to determine soil moisture[16:00] What is top watering?[20:20] Grow your garden with the highest quality houseplants from Proven Winners leafjoy™[21:52] What is bottom watering?[24:08] What are self-watering pots?[25:29] Why you shouldn’t use freezing water[26:18] Knowing when your plant needs water by weight[29:45] Why is drainage important in houseplant care? Mentioned in our conversation:Soil Moisture MeterModern Sprout Watering CanPlant MisterPump SprayerSoil ProbeWallyGrow Loop Hanging Wall PlanterTERRAPOT TRCOT 10Growing Joy Ep 219: How to Care for AlocasiasGrowing Joy Ep 228: Everything You Need to Know About CalatheaGrowing Joy Ep 232: Everything You Need to Know About PhilodendronWhat's Your Plant Parent Personality? For my foolproof watering tips,check out the full show notes and blog here! Thank you to our episode sponsor:Proven WinnersIf you want to have success with houseplants, you’ve got to have two things: the knowledge to care for them successfully and healthy plants. Meet my new favorite houseplant grower: Proven Winner’s leafjoy™. With only the best plant genetics grown in a state-of-the-art, European greenhouse, you will not be disappointed in the variety and quality of your favorite plants from Proven Winner’s leafjoy™. This company has taken the guesswork out of plant shopping with plant tags that include scientific names and care guides, as well as color-coded collections for the different areas of your home that you want plants in! Find plant joy in leafjoy™. Head to to find your local leafjoy™ dealer and let me know which plant you take home on socials! Follow Maria and Growing Joy: Order my book: Growing Joy: The Plant Lover's Guide to Cultivating Happiness (and Plants) by Maria Failla, Illustrated by Samantha Leung Join the Bloom and Grow Garden Party Community Platform & App AKA the plantiest and kindest corner of the internet! Get your FREE 2-week trial here! Take the Plant Parent Personality Quiz (Get the perfect plants, projects and educational resources for YOUR Lifestyle) Support Bloom and Grow Radio by becoming a Plant Friend on Patreon! Instagram: @growingjoywithmaria Tiktok: @growingjoywithmaria Subscribe to the Growing Joy Youtube channel! /growingjoywithmaria Website: Pinterest: @growingjoywithmaria Save Our Sponsors: * Check out Equilibria and use my code BLOOM for a great deal: * Check out HelloFresh: * Check out undefined and use my code TODAY for a great deal: undefined Advertising Inquiries:

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