1. Determine the water requirements of your house plants by researching their specific needs. Some plants need more water, while others need less.
2. Observe the soil moisture regularly to determine when it's time to water. Use your fingers to test the soil moisture level; if it feels dry, it's time to water.
3. Consider the humidity levels in your home as it affects plant hydration. If the air is dry, you may need to water more frequently.
4.Take into account the season as plants' water requirements change depending on the time of year. For instance, plants may require more water in summer due to increased temperatures.
5. Always water plants with room temperature water to avoid shock to the plant's roots.
6. Avoid overwatering by ensuring proper drainage in pots, so the water does not sit at the bottom.
7. Take note of the plant's size, pot size, and soil type as they impact the frequency of watering. For instance, small pots and soil that retains water may require less water.
8. Understand the impact of under-watering on plants. It can cause wilting, yellowing, and browning of leaves.