Ready to level up the happiness for your potted plants? Add some extra love, sunlight, fertiliser and a little dance party while watering them!


There is no hard and fast rule on how often you should water your plant, but allow yourself to be flexible when it comes to watering. 

General rule of thumb:

1. Do not water your plant if the top inch of the soil is still wet.

2. Allow soil to dry in between watering in order to keep them healthy.


Plants in bigger pots dry out more slowly than plants in smaller pots. While plants in bright, outdoor spaces dry out more quickly than plants in shaded, indoor spaces. Plants in high humidity spaces also have soil that stays moist for longer than plants in low humidity spaces. 


Here's how to spot whether you are over or under feeding your plants!

Wilting leaves: Either due to overwatering or underwatering. 

Suggestion: Check the soil to determine which it is. If the soil is wet, it’s overwatered. If it’s dry, it’s underwatered.

Browning edges on leaves: Either due to overwatering or underwatering. 

Suggestion: Check the leaves by touching the browning edges. If it feels crispy and light, it is underwatered. If it feels soft and limp, it is overwatered.

Yellowing leaves: This is an indication of overwatering. However, yellow, curling lower leaves can also be an indication of underwatering.

suggestion: Check the soil for moisture.

Foul odour from the soil: Indicate root rot beneath. Caused by overwatering. 

Read more: Overwatering VS Underwatering



Depending on the nature of the plant, the amount of sunlight plays an important role in keeping your plant healthy and happy! 


There are three main light positions:

1. Indoor, shaded sun

2. Partial sunlight

3. Bright, outdoor sun


In order to determine which is best for your plant, you can consult retail staff at our garden centres to understand which is best for the Singapore heat! You definitely want to prevent burning their foliage or depriving them of their nature's food!


*Tip: Understanding the light you can have in your space

It is important to have good knowledge of where the sunlight shines the strongest and where light does not reach at all. Some plants are not able to take strong sunlight, while others need a lot of sunlight. Knowing where the light shines in your space will help you better plan out what plant is best suitable for you and where you can keep your plant healthy.



Although adding fertiliser seems like a good idea to boost the growth of your plant, you don't always need it. Houseplants generally do not require fertiliser as much as outdoor plants do. However, it is advised to add fertiliser to your plant during its growing season! 



Choose pots with a drainage hole beneath as it will help with your watering and prevent over-watering! Moreover it allows for the roots to have a bit more ventilation than if it is cooped up in the pot. Afraid of the mess? Get a base or saucer to prevent leakage and ruining of your furniture!


Follow these tips and watch your green companions thrive as you cultivate a nurturing environment for them. Here's to a continued journey of nurturing, growth, and the enduring beauty of a home filled with vibrant, healthy plants.