Plant Care Tip #22: Root Safety & Overwatering

The latest in plant care tips for keeping your foliage happy and healthy, brought to you by premium plant delivery service Léon & George.

Here's the truth - most houseplants die from being overwatered. While finding the right light + water + temperature balance for each plant takes patience, there are a few things you can do as precaution.

  • Protect the roots from sitting in stagnant water.

  • Ensure your pot has proper drainage for water to run through & the soil to dry.

  • Balance style & function by elevating your plants with 1" of styrofoam within the decorative pot (included with all L&G plants!)

  • Allow your plant's soil to dry between waterings - feel 2 inches deep into the soil with your fingers, or use a wooden bamboo stick to test moisture levels at the bottom of the pot.

Have any doubts about your watering schedule? Email us a photo at and we can help you find the right balance.