Get out of the habit of dousing your houseplants with tap water. Help to conserve water by reusing ‘grey water’ from the kitchen, bathroom and garden to refresh them.
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Tip 1: Reuse cooled dishwater on houseplants
Houseplants don't mind a little soapy water, provided it isn't too dirty. Leave the washing up water to cool, decant into your watering can and then water plants as usual.
Tip 2: Give houseplants a rainwater treat
Houseplants often miss out on rainwater, that perfectly balanced resource of nutrients and pure hydration. Next time the weather looks ominous, put out containers to catch a drink for your indoor greenery. Even better, install a water butt for a supply of ready rainwater all year round.
Tip 3: Collect ‘grey water’ while you wait for your shower
While waiting for the shower to heat up, divert the stream into a bucket instead of letting the clean water run down the drain. In this way, you could bag up to five litres a time to use on houseplants and/or garden plants.