• watering
    • store water in leaves and stems
    • do not water too often; it is better to underwater than over water
    • if the top soil is dry to the touch you can water
    • in nature they are used to heavy rains then dry periods
    • generally every 2-3 weeks
    • water until it drips out of the bottom of the pot
    • water more when it is hot, less or not at all during cooler temperatures, high humidity and rain
    • overwatered plants
      • the leaves will start to turn translucent or yellow and feel mushy to the touch; black spots can also occur on the leaf or stem
    • underwatered
      • leaves will be soft to the touch and wrinkled
    • how to water
      • never use a spray bottle; use watering bottles or cans that have a long spout