Depending on the variety of indoor plant you have, you may find that it requires less or more watering than usual. For example, it's well known that Cacti can happily thrive with less water than other plants due to their moisture hoarding properties. However, this is not the case for all plants and generally, watering is where a lot of house plant owners go wrong.
As a rule of thumb (literally), your potting soil should be kept moist but not wet. To test this, gently press your thumb into the potting soil to check its moisture level. If the soil is too dry, give your plant some water. Due to weather temperatures, you'll find that your house plant will require more water in spring/summer and less watering in autumn/winter.
Below are some plant varieties that will need extra special care when it comes to watering:
- Orchids - water once a week with a little amount of water.
- Cirtus - water frequently and on a more regular basis than other house plants.
- Succulents & Cacti - minimal watering required, water when the soil has dried out.