morning and night to mqke sure they didnt wilt or anythiung since wilting is usuayl only a problem if it lasts several hours and then tissue death occurs
Phew... well, morning chores begin with (after putting coffee up) a quick-ish look at my 30 or so bonsai, maybe 5-10 minutes, then turn on the lights for the 10g CP terrarium, check on them about 5-10 minutes, adjust lid spacing if need be, then pour the coffee, mist the bonsai, pull the Nepenthes out of its cage (now has a fourth pitcher forming WHEE) and mist it, check on the cephs, then back into its cage. If I've got a few minutes before I have to leave and after I shower and check the boards, I'll take another quick look. When I get home from work, it's misting time for the bonsai and Nepenthes again, dinner, feed the fish, top off if required, spend a few minutes checking plants. Then I check again at night, maybe 15-20 minutes just looking. It's pretty amazing how fast some CPs do grow. For instance, a D. spatulata popped up two days after I set up the 10 and has popped up a new leaf fully, dew and all, every 3 days or so.
So, I guess I spend about an hour a day checking on my home plants, a few minutes here and there between tasks with my work plants. But, I have an advantage in that I just about never watch any TV, ever.
I check mine over every day when it's roasting out to make sure all the swamp plants are sufficiently flooded, but otherwise if it's 70-75 F during the day I'll go half to full week between checking on anything. It's mainly just to water. I'll go through maybe once a month or every few months to cut dead leaves off too.
I check the few plants i have often, 4-5 times a day right now.it was more than that but less often the longer i have had them, but I am still pretty new to this stuff, and wanna make sure that my little carnies are doin allright.
I spray all my tanks everyday since some of them have critters in them who need to be watered, so I just do all the tanks before I leave for work. I "see" everything everyday but as far as actually inspecting each potted plant it would be weekly or bi weekly when I flush their pots. In my setups they don't go dry very quickly so excessive attention isn't needed, which is good cos I have other stuff I gotta do.
I do remember how it was when I first started with Nepenthes though, I could sit infront of my tanks and do nothing but just look at 'em all day long!
My indoor plants are in my bedroom, where I can see them from my bed or my desk. I stop and admire them several times a day. Don't know if that counts as "checking". Once a week I'll do a big watering, and that is usually sufficient.
Outdoor plants, maybe every 2 or 3 days. More often if it's hot out and the water trays dry out quickly.