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Posted 1M ago by @LargeHeketara

How much water should I be putting in? Also when should I...

#Dieffenbachia
3ft to light, indirect
6” pot with drainage
Last watered 1 month ago
If you click on "schedule" on the bottom left, it should tell you when your next watering is scheduled and how much.
I'd look up your plant and see what it says on what they typically like for wetter or more dry soil. I mean, like my Hoyas need to dry out before the next watering. On the other hand my pothos need to only have the top couple inches dry before a water. I only use pots with holes and water until it comes out the holes or I bottom water. I used an app when I first got plants and killed them. Found out the apps were just an average and I was way overwatering my plants.
@FragrantChards is 100% right. These apps tell you to "measure" etc and it's all preposterous. Water thoroughly when it's dry. Thoroughly means water is draining out of the bottom. What you WILL want to check is how the plant likes their soil - moist, dry, etc.
@FragrantChards I water mine about once per week in the winter. In the summer, it may need to be watered more often. You can check to see if your plant needs water by putting your finger in it about 2 inches. If it’s dry, water it, if not, wait. You could also do this with a chopstick. If after putting the chopstick in, it comes out clean,water it. If it comes out with soil on it, wait to water. I like to bottom water my plants most of the time. Set the pot into a larger pot with water in it. Let the plant *drink* for 20 minutes or so. Afterward, let the plant drain before putting it back in it’s tray or cache pot. πŸͺ΄πŸ’š