The most common question asked by beginner gardeners is, "how much do I water?" This can be determined by a few ways: the type of plant, age of the plant, and how much sun the plant is getting. I almost never follow the suggested care from the greenhouse because plants go through a transition phase when we move them from a greenhouse to our home. So if you're having trouble with your plants, consider these tips:
It's always important to do research on your plant if you've never cared for it before. When I get a new one, I'll Google care tips and refer to other gardeners because everyone does it differently. Don't just follow the suggested care on the identification tag because every plant is different. For example, most succulents like water once or twice a week but Echeverias thrive on neglect and don't require as much water. So, it's always useful to see what other people are doing.
Depending on the plant, this can be a little difficult to determine. However, if you are an avid propagation expert, the younger your cutting, the more water it needs. For example, when I propagate succulents I spray water on them every morning until they're about half an inch big. But if you have adult succulents, you only need to water them about once or twice a week (depending on the type).