How much should I
water my plants?

At a Glance

How much?

For container-grown plants, water all around the base of your plant, from edge to edge of the container. Ensure that the root ball is thoroughly soaked with water, but don’t water so much that the soil is soggy and oversaturated. This can lead to root rot, which can kill your plants. A pot with drainage holes helps prevent accidental overwatering.


The ideal frequency for watering depends on the type of plant. Some plants prefer consistently moist soil, others prefer their soil to dry out completely before watering, and some like the first few inches of soil to dry out. Check your plant’s watering preferences, and modify the frequency if you see signs of overwatering or underwatering.

Watch & Learn!

Watering your plants can be a tricky task.  Rob explains some general rules for watering your plants and a sign that you are guilty of overwatering.

“It’s better to water deeply and less frequently than to water a little bit every day.”
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