How do I know if I’m overwatering my houseplant?

How do I know if I’m overwatering my houseplant?

Overwatering is single handedly the most common course of plant death. It’s no real surprise as it’s human nature to think your plant needs a drink when it’s looking sad. BUT what if I told you it might look sad due to overwatering…

If you aren’t much of a reader, make sure to check out our founder's related video on overwatering houseplants - watch here.

There’s one nifty little watering trick that completely changes the plant care game. If you make sure to water your plants in the sink or outside, you can literally soak them one, two or even three times in water - so long as the water drains out the pots drainage holes, you physically can’t overwater your plant.

This is because you can’t overwater a plant with the amount of water. You over water a plant when you’re watering the plant too frequently and the excess water isn’t being drained effectively. Whether that’s down to your plant having blocked drainage holes or you’re watering it whilst it stays in its decorative pot cover.


  • Only water your houseplant when the top 2 inches of soil are completely dry
  • Never let your plant sit in water - always remember to drain the excess water
  • Effective water drainage helps avoid root rot

If you have any questions on a specific plants watering needs or just want to get some care advice, reach out today and one of the team would be happy to help!

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