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People who love plants can sometimes love them a little too much without realising.
Watering your green babies might be done with the best intentions, but if you don't know too much about your indoor companion then you could be overdoing it.
If you're looking for a way to keep the moisture level in the soil just right then you might want to check out this hack from an Australian woman.
Empress Eyrie was casually looking through an online plant growers page when she discovered you can whack a tampon into the mixture if you've overwatered your green pet.
Speaking to LADbible, the Aussie said: "I saw it mentioned a few times online but had my doubts it would actually work and so I found old spare tampons and I was so surprised not only how fast it works but how well.
"Thanks to lockdown, I am desperate to love on my plants more than I should and so have been heavy handed with the watering can and this has helped me save some of my desert loving plants who hate water."
She was pretty skeptical about the method working but after a couple of hours she was surprised that it 'bloody worked'.
It's worth noting that this was done on a hoya plant, which only need to be watered around once a week in summer and every two weeks in the winter time. It's advised that it's always better to underwater a hoya plant than overwater it.
Because it's such a temperamental houseplant, it's very easy to accidentally do the wrong thing.
Depending on the type of drainage you have with the plant, it can be difficult to rectify the mistake if you pour a little too much love into the pot. So, if you happen to be overflowing with water, then take Empress' hack with gusto and soak up any excess liquid with ease.
She'll be uploading a video to show off the hack on her YouTube channel soon.
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