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This Ice Cube Trick Will Save Your Houseplants, Seriously

·1 min read
Photo credit: I Am A Homemaker
Photo credit: I Am A Homemaker
  • Over-watering is one of the most common causes of houseplant death, but a simple solution may reside within your freezer.

  • Instead of hydrating plants with a watering can, which can result in messy H20 overflow, try placing a large ice cube (or a few small ones) on the soil once a week.

  • The slow-melting ice gives roots and dirt enough time to absorb the water properly.

Over-watering is one of the most common causes of houseplant death, but a simple solution may reside within your freezer.

Instead of hydrating plants with a watering can, which can result in messy H20 overflow, try placing a large ice cube (or a few small ones) on the soil once a week.

Jillian at I Am a Homemaker says the slow-melting ice gives roots and dirt enough time to absorb the water properly. This method is also great for hard-to-reach specimens (like hanging plants) and orchids, because their roots need to be well-drained, without any water pooling at the bottom, according to Amanda Gutterman at Gardenista.

For proof, one need only look at Instagram. Take a peek at the blooms on this ice-cube-fed beauty:

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