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I would just keep the soil moist/damp and let it take it from there.
It should be slightly damp. Stick your fingers in a couple inches down into the pot. If dry, take to the sink and dive it a good drink, then let it drain thoroughly then put back in your cool room. If damp, check in a few days.
water from the bottom -- pour the water into the tray ... if you water from the top, it encourages shallow root growth in potted plants ... unless you DRENCH ( water to the point where water runs out the drain holes ), then don't let 'sit' in the excess water ..