Most plant owners become concerned that they are not sufficiently watering their houseplant, but in the plant world there is a tendency to overwater! This can be far more damaging to your plant health than having a slightly dry houseplant. The most accurate assessment of a plant’s need for water is through the old weight test. Pick up the container of the plant and see how much it weighs; the lighter it is, the more it needs a drink. Unless noted otherwise, most houseplants would prefer being slightly dry than soaked. During winter months, a plant typically only needs watering a few times a month. Placing a tray underneath the potted plant’s container is the best way to catch that excess water and prevent unnecessary mess. Purchasing a simple spray bottle (these are cheaply available almost anywhere) is also helpful to prevent overwatering. A light misting once or twice a day is generally beneficial to your houseplant’s health. Remember that we’re trying to duplicate the natural environment for these plants, and that requires humidity and misting. Click here for more information.