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Leaving your precious plants unwatered can result in discoloured leaves and limp-looking branches. It is easy to think the quickest solution would be to drown their pots in much-needed hydration, but did you know there are dangers to overwatering your plants?
If you’ve done this and ruined some of your precious petunias, there’s no need to visit your local floral shop yet. Here’s what you need to know on the topic so you can prevent it from happening ever again.
Moisture stress is a condition where a plant cannot adapt to the changes in weather and temperature that directly affect soil moisture. It is not only intense drought that causes this, but also overwatering!
Overwatering contributes to moisture stress because the plant cannot adapt to the shifts in temperature and moisture. If you’ve gone an extra day or two without hydrating your plants, this means an increase in temperature and a decrease in humidity.
Therefore, the leaves’ veins do not get the nutrients needed for photosynthesis from the soil, causing wilting and changes in colour.
However, water compensation does not reverse moisture stress’s effects. Signs of this include the following:
In case of emergencies, remember these tips, so you don’t have to seek a floral shop for help:
There are four easy insights to remember when watering your plants to ensure they get the optimal amount of hydration and nutrients. Follow them below for even better results:
If your plants continue to wilt or discolour despite practising what you’ve learned above, then there’s no need to worry, as that’s natural seasonal changes taking place. Let the seasons occur, prune when necessary, and follow the above tips to ensure your plants always stay healthy, blooming, and flowering with the right amounts of water.
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