Those of us who consider ourselves plant parents know that it is possible to overwater and underwater houseplants, right? But, have we ever considered the role that the timing of watering our indoor jungle plays? We’re going to let you in on a little secret: turns out, there is an ideal time of day for watering your plants, and here it is:
Good Morning Sunshine!
The consensus is that watering your plants in the morning is the best way to go, especially during the hotter months. Watering in the morning allows the plants to absorb the water before it gets too hot. If a plant is still wet come nightfall, it will stay damp until the sun shines again, which will invite issues like pests. All this being said, you will want to pay attention to the amount of sun that is hitting your plants. When the light is less harsh, the timing you water your plants becomes a little less critical. This means that as the seasons change, your plants’ watering needs will change too. In the colder months, you can take a step back on your watering routine.
Consistency is Key
No matter what time you water your plants, make sure to keep it consistent. If you get into the mindset of watering in the morning, continue each morning, it will help you become an all-around better plant parent. Tending to your plants at the same time every day can help you get into the tendency of regularly checking in on each plant’s water and sunlight needs. This may come as somewhat of a surprise to you, but plants love consistency and will compensate you for your attention with healthy, vibrant foliage.
The Bottom Line
Only you can know what’s best for your plants by staying attuned to their needs. That being said, watering them in the mornings tend to be better for them. If that’s not something you can do, try and get in the habit of checking in on your plants at a constant time every day, and you’ll be in the perfect place to know precisely how much water they need to thrive!