Pothos Plant Watering: How to Aerate the Soil
- This article was last updated on 07/17/2017
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Watering regime for your Pothos plant and other plants you keep in your home is very important. This is what can make your plants thrive. On the other hand, improper watering can lead to numerous problems with your Pothos plants and other plants in your home.
Keep in mind that improper watering is one of the main causes of death for indoor plants. This typically comes from over-watering but under-watering can also be very dangerous. This can be avoided by creating a regular watering schedule for your plants.
However, keep in mind that this approach doesn’t work for all plants. Pothos plants don’t benefit from such schedule because watering intervals should be determined based on the state of the soil and not time. Keep this in mind if you want to keep your plants healthy.
One of the main problems with over-watering is that it can lead to root rot and other problems. In this situation, your Pothos plant’s roots are not getting enough air. This is why it can be very helpful to aerate the soil of your Pothos plant.
Aerating the soil can be very helpful for the wellbeing of your Pothos plant. This is effectively done using some sort of a soil probe. Keep in mind that it is possible to use a homemade probe for this purpose. You don’t even need a specific equipment, although it can be very beneficial. All you need is a simple bamboo stick or a pair of scissors. Of course, if you want you can always invest in a special soil probe that can aerate your Pothos plant in the most effective way.
Also, if you want to properly aerate your Pothos plants, it is important to always make sure that any excess water is always discarded from the pot. This is very important for preventing the root rot of your Pothos plant.
Here are some additional tips about aerating your Pothos plant, watering and preventing the root rot: