Corn vegetation (dracaena fragrans) are one other simple houseplant to take care of. Once more water when the highest two inches of soil are dry. I’ve chosen to complement my corn plant with a develop gentle on an eight hour timer since it’s within the darkest nook of my house.
It’s best to water your vegetation totally till water begins to pour out of the drainage holes within the backside of the pot. This insures the plant will get watered equally and likewise helps take away salts and mineral buildup within the soil that may result in browning/yellowing leaf suggestions. It is particularly widespread with corn vegetation. I sometimes take my vegetation outdoors or to the sink to allow them to be totally drenched with water after which to empty.
All vegetation ought to be watered based mostly on their want for water and never based mostly on a schedule. For me that finally ends up being round each two weeks in the summertime, give or take a few days.
Watering on a schedule can shortly result in root rot. If you happen to overwater, water will sit within the soil as a result of the plant is not capable of drink it quick sufficient and that water will begin to slowly rot the roots. Take into consideration what it could really feel wish to stroll round in a pair of moist soggy sneakers all day after occurring a water journey, then as quickly as your toes begin to dry out and really feel higher, somebody dumps a bucket of water on them.
As soon as roots begin to rot, the plant can now not soak up water by way of these roots which mimics the indicators that the plant wants extra water. Repeating the vicious cycle over once more. If you happen to expertise root rot, it’s best to instantly repot your plant in dry soil.