The Ice Cube Trick That Will Save Your Houseplants

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Over-watering is one of the most common causes of houseplant demise, 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. 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.

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