Watering Arrowhead Plant

Arrowhead Plants have medium water needs. These tropical epiphytic plants grow along trees and other plants to reach more sunlight. They like to dry out between watering and cannot handle soggy conditions. Arrowhead Plants make excellent houseplants, but drainage is vital to their care and survival.


How To Tell If Arrowhead Plant Needs Water

The foliage of the Arrowhead Plant will droop or curl when the plant is too dry. The stems can naturally grow long and have a gentle arch, but the stems will have a more pronounced droop when the plant needs water. The leaves will wilt and turn brown when the plant is extremely dry.

The best way to know when to water an Arrowhead Plant is to feel the soil. Gauging dryness by testing the soil allows you to water at the ideal time before the plant becomes too dry and declines. Water Arrowhead Plants when the top few inches of the soil are dry. Water less often, and wait until the soil dries out during the winter.

How To Water Arrowhead Plant

Water a dehydrated plant immediately at the first sign of dryness or when the soil indicates the plant needs more moisture. Factors like sunlight and humidity dictate how often an Arrowhead Plant needs water, but plan to water once weekly during the spring and summer and every 10-14 days during winter.

Water Arrowhead Plants deeply until water runs through the soil and drains out of the container. Saturate the entire root ball. Remove excess water from the saucer or outer pot, or water over a sink so excess water can drain.

Arrowhead Plant Watering Tips

  • Monitor the plant for drooping, curling leaves, and signs of dryness
  • Feel the soil and water when the top few inches of potting mix are dry to the touch
  • Drench the soil, saturating the root ball
  • Allow excess water to drain through the pot, and remove standing water from the saucer or cover pot
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Author Alison Cotsonas - Published 06-17-2023