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Shedding 'Light' on Watering: A Guide to Houseplant Care

Shedding 'Light' on Watering: A Guide to Houseplant Care

Taking care of your plants is more than just "basic" care. Knowing what your plants need can feel overwhelming, especially regarding factors like light, water, and humidity. But don't worry; we're here to help simplify things for you!

Let's start with light. There are three levels of house light intensity: high, medium, and low. South-facing windows get the most sunlight while north-facing windows receive the least. East-facing windows benefit from the morning sun when the rays aren't quite as strong. They're great for plants that need moderate sunlight or morning sunlight only. West-facing windows get the full afternoon and evening sun, which can be surprisingly strong in the summer. While they don't get the same intensity of light as southern exposures, west windows can still provide plenty of light for your plants.

Now, let's talk water. Light intensity, humidity, and the season will impact watering frequency. Many plants need more water with more sunlight. The amount of water in the air varies from home to home, so if your home has dry air, you'll need to water your plants more often than in a humid home. Plus, northern states get less sunlight during winter, significantly reducing the amount of water your plant needs.

It's also important to pay attention to your plant's behavior. Wilting and brown tips mean under-watering, while wilting (yes, again, we know it's confusing) and yellowing of leaves means over-watering. Succulents may turn brown and mushy if they're getting too much water.

With these tips in mind, caring for your plants won't feel overwhelming anymore. By understanding your plants' specific needs and adjusting your care routine accordingly, you can enjoy healthy and vibrant foliage in your home.

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