Caring for indoor plants in winter. Watering them correctly
What to remember when watering in winter?
-avoid abrupt transitions from drought to a large amount of moisture;
-use water at room temperature, but not cold;
-do not leave excess water in the pan for a long time (otherwise the roots will rot).
The frequency of watering depends on the species of the plant.
There are situations when soil moisture cannot be determined. If the earthen lump is dry, this does not mean that this is exactly the case. For accuracy, you can check with your finger, or with a wooden stick, placing it 2 cm in the ground.
If the soil is really dry, then you need to water, and if it is wet, then wait, even if a week has passed since the previous watering. This is important in winter.
-In some plants, the soil must be constantly moistened (sedge, papyrus, alocasia, cyperus and other plants that naturally grow along the banks of rivers and lakes, in swampy areas);
-Species with a moderate need for moisture should be watered only when the soil dries out to a depth of 2-3 cm (this includes citrus fruits, ficus, palm, Tradescantia, monstera, fern and many others);
-Species with a low moisture requirement should be watered only after the soil in the pot has completely dried out (cacti, bastard, aloe, Kalanchoe, pelargonium, spurge, agave, hoya).
If, with regular watering, you notice that the plant leaves wither and fall and there is an unpleasant odor from the soil, this means that there was an overflow and too much moisture.