How to Water Plants With Honey Water

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Things You'll Need

  • 1-qt. water

  • 2-tsp. honey

  • Watering can

  • Spray bottle

Honey has many of the same nutrients in it that sugar does, if not more, and is used to bring dying plants back from the dead. Honey also brings pollinating insects like bees to the plants to help them flower again, bringing beauty back to your garden. It is not a 100-percent cure-all for dying plants, but it is one of the only options you have if you want to try and save your plants.


Step 1

Place your plant into a basin or sink to make sure the drainage does not go anywhere but where you want it to go. This goes for potted plants; however, if you are watering plants that are in the ground, this does not apply and drainage is not needed.

Step 2

Mix together 1 qt. of water and 2 tsp. of honey. Slowly pour the water onto the plant's leaves, but making sure the soil is well-saturated.

Step 3

Stop pouring the water when the bubbles, which began appearing after you began watering, stop. The bubbles appear because there are air pockets in the soil because it is dry.


Step 4

Pour water into a spray bottle and spray the plants once or twice a day between waterings. Water the plant every other day until the plant seems like it is coming back to life. The leaves will eventually regain their color and become more rigid.



Joshua Bailey

Joshua Bailey resides in Pennsylvania and has been a professional writer since 2007. His writing focuses on topics in film, entertainment, music and religion. Bailey has been published on eHow and has written numerous articles for three universities. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in business and creative writing from Moravian College.