While maintaining the flower pot does not require a huge amount of work, they require watering conditions that depend on the planting and flowering periods. In some cases, you will need plenty of water while in others a regular watering will be sufficient for your flowers to bloom. However, there is no common rule for all plants because each has its own water needs.

It is not easy to water flowers in containers: while some flowers should not be watered thoroughly, others need lots of water to thrive. Whatever the nature of the plant, it is recommended to never water the foliage to prevent the development of diseases such as powdery mildew, which directly attack the leaves. To do this, directly water potted plants directly at their base.

The watering frequency of potted flowers

In principle, it is necessary to water the flower pot as soon as the soil is dry. Excess water harms plants and may damage the roots. If your containers have been placed in planters without drainage holes, empty them regularly so that water does not stagnate in the bottom. In addition, excess water that is not absorbed by the soil and earth flows out of the container, taking along the minerals essential to the plant. To revive a plant that has not been watered for some time, use a bowl filled with water and immerse the container holding the plant in it, making sure that the bowl’s water is at room temperature. The clod must become soaked with enough water until no air bubbles appear. We must then ensure that excess water is drained well before returning the plant in a location sheltered from sunlight and drafts.

At what time of the day should I water flowers in containers?

There is no ideal time to water potted flowers, but it depends on the weather and season. In summer, water during the day’s last hours. If it is still too hot, watering causes a rapid cooling of roots which creates a decrease in their absorption capacity. In addition, water droplets on the leaves will soon turn into lenses that can burn the plants’ fibres. On the other hand, if you notice that the flowers and leaves of some plants wilt and collapse, water them as soon as possible because they are thirsty. Watering at ground level will do them much good without damaging them. In winter, potted plants need to be watered in the morning. Watering them in the evening is not recommended as stagnant humidity may cause a drop in temperature that can even reach the roots. It is best to water thoroughly and not too often than to water often in little amounts. This way, the plants can build up a water supply and can easily withstand not being watered for 2 or 3 days.

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Published in Watering by Alexander on 06 Jul 2011