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A good rule of thumb for home gardeners: If your soil feels dry an inch beneath the surface, it's time to water. If you don’t fancy dipping your fingers into the soil of your potted hibiscus, use a toothpick instead. Just push the toothpick halfway into the soil and pull it back out. If the toothpick is bone dry, it’s time to water, but if the toothpick comes out damp with traces of soil, the plant has plenty of moisture.
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