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Is there an ideal time of day to water the average house plant? Does it depend purely on the plant, or are there times of the day (evening for example) when you should avoid watering them?

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Since the humidity doesn't vary much in the house, and you don't need to worry about spray evaporating, it doesn't matter.

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Those plants will probably be screaming at you to water them when necessary. Just make sure that when you water it is DEEP. I put my indoor plants in the shower once a month. Not only to water deeply but to clean off the leaves, stems of dust and insects. I set them outside on a covered porch during the summer to get even more light and nutrition stored in their roots to be able to thrive over the winter. A splash of water is not enough. A splash of water every day or every other day is a death sentence. Except for a cactus...totally soak plants and then allow them to dry out in-between. Critical methodology for plants...oh, except bonsai...need to be watered everyday, or every other day. Outdoor plants, indoor plants this generality is important.

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