Houseplant Watering

Houseplant Care Guide

Find all of your lighting, watering, and soil requirements for your houseplants with our houseplant care guide.

  • Golden Pothos

    Golden Pothos

    • Light: Prefers indirect bright light. It can tolerate lower light, but growth will slow and variegation may fade. Direct light can scorch the leaves.
    • Water: Water when soil volume is 50% dry, typically every 10-12 days. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot. Empty saucer afterwards.
    • Soil Mix: Well draining, good quality potting soil. Look for soil that contains perlite or vermiculite.
  • Bird Of Paradise

    Bird of Paradise

    • Light: Can handle direct and bright indirect light. However, it will flourish most in a sunny spot in direct sun.
    • Water: Water when soil volume is 50% dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot. Empty saucer afterwards.
    • Soil Mix: A quality well draining potting soil, with additives such as worm castings and coco coir will benefit the plant greatly.
  • Bamboo Palm

    Bamboo Palm

    • Light: Prefers bright indirect light. Keep out of direct sunlight as it may scorch the leaves. This palm does not do well in lowlight.
    • Water: Water the plant throughly until you see water come out of the bottom of the pot when the soil volume is around 50% dry. Be careful not to over water, these plants are suseptible to root rot.
    • Soil Mix: Mosit but well draining soil is best for bamboo palms. Soil that is porus but not humus rich is ideal.
  • Snake Plant

    Snake Plant

    • Light: Can tolerate any light level. The brighter the light, the faster it will grow. Always acclimate the plant over a few weeks if moving from indirect to direct light to avoid scorching the foliage.
    • Water: ONLY water when the soil is 100% dry, this may mean watering only once a month depending on lighting. When watering be sure to water throughly.
    • Soil Mix: A very well draining potting soil, a cactus mix with additional perlite or orchid bark is ideal.
  • Golden Barrel Cactus

    Golden Barrel Cactus

    • Light: Needs as much bright light to full sunlight as it can possibly get. A South facing window is ideal.
    • Water: ONLY water when the soil is 100% dry, this may mean watering only once a month depending on lighting. When watering be sure to water throughly.
    • Soil Mix: A very well draining potting soil, a cactus mix with additional perlite or orchid bark is ideal. Ammending with small rocks or bonsai soil is another good option.
  • Christmas Cactus

    Christmas Cactus

    • Light: Prefers bright indirect light, will not do well in low light settings. Extended periods of direct light could scorch the foliage.
    • Water: Water when the soil volume is 50% dry. When watering be sure to water throughly until water comes out of the bottom of the pot.
    • Soil Mix: A very well draining potting soil, a cactus mix with additional perliteor orchid bark. Ammending with small rocks or bonsai soil is another good option.
  • Haworthia

    Haworthia

    • Light: Prefers bright light to full sun. Not suitable for lowlight.
    • Water: Water when the soil is 100% dry and the leaves start to wrinkle. When watering be sure to water throughly until you see water coming out of the bottom of the pot, do not leave water standing in the sacuer.
    • Soil Mix: A very well draining potting soil, a cactus mix with additional perliteor orchid bark. Ammending with small rocks or bonsai soil is another good option.
  • Aloe Vera

    Aloe Vera

    • Light: Prefers bright indirect light to full sun. Leaves will start to drop down if it receives insufficient light.
    • Water: Water when the soil is 100% dry. When watering be sure to water throughly until you see water coming out of the bottom of the pot.
    • Soil Mix: A very well draining potting soil, a cactus mix with additional perliteor orchid bark. Ammending with small rocks or bonsai soil is another good option.