I have a black thumb with indoor houseplants. I’m an over-waterer…there I said it. I try not to, but I can’t help it. Over the years I have gotten better. I think it has to do with the number of kids I have. When I got to kid six I got a plantar after my uncle passed away. I was half-afraid to take it the day of the funeral because I didn’t want to kill it. However, I didn’t want to NOT take it either. So, I reluctantly took it.
Miracle of miracles, it is still alive 3 years later!
Last year, when I was pregnant with kid number 7, my mom and I bought orchids towards the end of their growing season. They were only $1, so I wasn’t too worried about killing it. The directions were easy. Water with 3 ice cubes every week. It worked like a charm until my ice-maker broke and I didn’t want to replace it again. Our refrigerator is about 11 years old and we replaced the ice maker once already. Anyway, I had to learn how to water it without killing it.
I did it! Take a look!
So, if you have a black thumb because you over-water, you may want to consider having a few more kids to help keep you so busy that it cures your over watering tendency!