Questions tagged [watering]

Questions about when, where and how much to water plants, about techniques for watering and about the equipment gardeners use to deliver water to their plants.

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Replacing drip pipe in raised bed

I have a half inch drip pipe in my raised bed that I use to connect emitters to for watering my vegetables. The pipe has worn off and I need to replace it. The attached picture shows the connection. ...
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Tips to start a siphon without getting a mouthful of water

I have spent the week setting up my water storage system including a1000L ICB, I am lucky that my allotment is next to one of the large communal water capture and storage areas and with heavy rain ...
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First Plant - Hydrangeas Dying

Afternoon All, I was recently gifted two hydrangeas and haven't really taken care of a potted plant before. I was hoping to get some help to make certain that I'm not killing these plants. I ...
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Avocado leaves drooping

Why are my avocado’s leaves pointing down? I water it once a week and everytime i water it, the leaves raise up a little. Should I water it more often? I am afraid of rotting roots. Should I transfer ...
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Watering raised bed in southern California

I have a 2'x10' raised garden bed and I have planted tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, cucumber, and herbs. I'm in zone 10 (southern California) and the garden gets at least 6 hours of direct sun. I do not ...
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Where should the water holes be in an outdoor plant pot?

I have some balcony plant pots like these: They have no holes at the bottom, so I'm planning to drill holes to prevent water from accumulating at the bottom and causing rot. But as you can see there ...
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Snake Plant Wrinkles and Color Fading

I moved in February from Montreal to Toronto with my snake plant in a car (that's the first picture color and shape, the second and third picture to show the difference today). It was doing fine ...
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why are my plants all dying? cucumbers, spaghetti squash and flowers?

I just planted them last week, I watered them everyday until I saw that they were starting to die. some of the leaves are crispy, some of them are limp and soft. So I am not sure if I need to water ...
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Does bottom watering basil work?

I have a couple basil plants growing in pots. Normally I'm told that I should water it from the top and let it drain fully through the holes on the bottom of the pot. Can I bottom water these plants ...
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Watering a Four Seasons Lemon Tree

I think that I am having problems with watering on my lemon tree as well. Unfortunately, I don't know if I am overwatering it or under-watering it...It looks like it is underwatered as the new ...
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Help me save my Variegated Rubber Plant 'Variegata' (Ficus elastica)

I bought this plant about 4 months ago. I repotted it form its original nursery pot to a larger nursery pot around 2 weeks later. Sometime after that, the bottom leaves started to get brown on the ...
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Mango Tree Young & Old Leaves Curling, Turning Crispy, Drooping, and Browning at the Tips

My tree is grown under a 2000W grow light a little over 3 feet away from the top of the foliage in 70F indoor weather. I figured I had a salt toxicity problem with my old clay pot full of salt all ...
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Why is my Cili padi peppers curling

I've noticed that my pepper leaves starting to curl and not grow. And the peppers that grow are not fully growing. I thought it was over watering, but I don't know.![Cili pida ]1
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What are the reasons against shallow pipes for popup sprinklers?

In each description I've seen for the installation of popup sprinklers, the pipe is being dug deep into the ground, below the lowest point of the sprinklers. I was thinking of making a pretty shallow ...
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Best course of action for this prayer plant?

With the COVID-19, we had to leave our office plants unattended for several weeks. We used to have healthy Maranta, but someone took it outside at some point and it rained a lot. The outer pot did not ...
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why newly brought acera plam is turning yellow and corner of leaf is becoming wilt?

I brought acera plam three days back and placed it indoor near window, by which the plant gets sunlight after 1 pm. When i brought the plant the soil was just watered so I thought watering after a ...
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How far can water travel through garden hose and soaker hose?

The back left of our house and back right of our house has water spigets. We want to run a regular hose back left of house to back left of yard, about a 100 feet. That would then connect to a soaker ...
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Why are my cherry tomato sprout’s leaves yellowing and getting brown/gray spots?

This is my first year trying to grow cherry tomatoes from seeds in my raised garden bed. My 2 month old tomato sprout was looking super healthy until last week or so and it started getting yellowing ...
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Coupling a fancy ceramic planter with a cheap plastic planter with drainage hole + wick to have a simple self watering system for houseplants

I am trying to come up with a simple self watering system which could allow me to extend the time between watering my indoor plants such as Snake, Lily, Yucca, Dracaena. This cause I am busy with ...
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Please help save my dying Areca Palm

I bought my fully grown Areca palm 1 year ago. It was thriving until suddenly I’ve noticed the leaves are starting to dry out and also noticed brown spots on the stem. Not sure if they have always ...
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Am I overwatering my cherry & beefsteak tomato plants or do I have some kind of fungus?

I'm new to gardening and this is my first real try. I've grown some cherry and beefsteak tomato plants (and other veges) from seedlings and have had them growing for a month or so. Some of my tomato ...
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dracena mass cane is dying… I think? Can anyone give me advice?

I bought this mass cane from Ikea in Sept 2019. Since the day I bought it, the leaves were constantly turning brown. At first, I thought it was because I had given it tap water. Ek. I started over, ...
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Can this areca palm be saved and if so how would I do it?

Is my areca palm completely dead or can I save it somehow? All the leaves are dry and either brown or faded green, and the stems have black spots. Please refer to the photograph.
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could we grow Pistachios only by weather rain water ( semi desert climate)

I like to know can grow pistachios in semi desert land without planning any aggregation system for it. The country for planting is iran, with almost semi dry climate. Like this and this: If not i ...
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How to save unwatered croton? Nothing seems working:(

It happened that I couldnt water my croton for quite long, about 20 days. We had it for about 15 years, so it was almost like a small tree. After such lomg period without water it looks really bad, ...
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How can I save this string of pearl?

I bought a string of pearls plant online. when the plant arrived, the soil was quite moist. But still, I didn't want to repot the plant, because I thought I should give some time to the plant to be ...
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Avocado tree to skinny

What can I do to make it fuller Avocado tree. About 4 months old Only 3 leaves 21” tall. Already pinched back 2 times. South facing window indoors daytime diffused light. Direct sun one day burnt 2 ...
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Tea bag method effectivity

I would like to ask for some of your opinion in using the "tea bag" method (submerging the rhizome part in tea) to rehydrate a shriveled cattleya w/ little to no roots. Maybe some of you could shed a ...
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How do I connect a 1/2" bsp(F) connector to a quick connect hose?

I want to connect this washing gun to a hose end (1/2") with a quick connect system. What connector do I need? Any links would be welcome! For instance, would any of these work?
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What indoor plant will be able to absorb 0.5-1L of human urine daily?

I´ve recently moved into a place with a shared bathroom. I enjoy my birthday suit when I´m at home, but suspect that others might not. Hence my question. I have no balcony, my window gets 2-3 hours ...
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Small Nectarine plants - Leaves turn yellow

I planted some nectarine seeds a while ago and they have been growing slow but steady for the past few months. I have 4 smaller (approx. same-size all of them) plants and I've seen that lately the ...
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My indoor plant doesnot look fresh 🍃💦

I bought this plant to place it in my room but the plant does not look fresh 🍃💦 . What should i do? Do i need to put some fertilizer in it? My room doesnot have good sun. Thanks in advance and ...
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Can you over-water a staghorn fern root-ball?

I have a large staghorn fern , the "root ball" is about 14" tall and about 12" in diameter. I bring it in in winter . I water it at about 2 week intervals by using a 60 ml syringe to put about 600 ml ...
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Browning tip on Sansaviera (spiky) houseplant

I have a Sansaviera (spiky variety), the tip of one of the spiky leaves has begun to brown and whither. What could be the cause of this? The plant isn't located near a radiator so there are no large ...
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For how long succulent mix should stay moist?

What will be the acceptable duration of sogginess and moistness for the succulent mix to be soggy and then moist? I thought succulent mix should become dry after a few hours. My succulent mix (...
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Sunflower leaves wilting and yellowing

Good day! I would like to ask for some help to determine what I am doing wrong in growing my sunflower. The sunflower was started from seed about 3 weeks ago and now it has grown a few sets of true ...
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Is my miracle berry bush dead?

I have a miracle berry bush (Synsepalum dulcificum) and its leaves are dry and brittle. I tried to water it, but it does not seem to be responding. Should I presume it is dead and get a new one?
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Yucca Elephantipes' leaves are drying out

I have had this Yucca for almost a year and around two months ago I started noticing this happening. The plant is next to a north-east window. Generally, Yucca is watered every 10 days. I always make ...
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~1 Year old Avocado tree drooping leaves after repotting

Hi recently I decided to move my avocado tree to a different pot because it suddenly stopped growing new leaves and the leaf tips had started to brown a bit. I believe I had watered a little too much ...
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Hard Water vs Soft Water for Houseplants

I have read that certain house plants should be watered with soft water. I would like to know if this applies to all house plants and what consequences would be visible when watering with hard water ...
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Is this bonsai in trouble?

This is a bonsai fig tree, which I bought maybe two months ago. As you can see in this photo, it's losing leaves at a good clip: However, a closer look shows that it's also sending up branch ...
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Maintain potted lily?

Last night I bought a small lily plant. How much sun is it supposed to receive? I’ve read that I can place it in my rooftop for direct sunlight, but I don’t know. How often should I water it? ...
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Odd brown spots/patches on my Pilea. will someone ID for me please?

My chinese money plant has these weird little spots. Some leaves just have the brown rash looking patch, but the one has a dark solid spot that seems to have almost made a hole. this is the second ...
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Houseplants care tips

I am a new plant mom and have a variety of plants ( peace lilies, anthuriums, dracaena, pothos etc.) And I am very particular about watering, soil check and pruning etc. I am leaving for a trip (...
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Sambac jasmin drying out

BACKGROUND I have a jasmin plant (jasminum sambac). Up until about a month ago it was full of green leaves, and had scented white flowers blooming About a month ago many of its leaves started ...
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Bonsai fig displays unnerving lack of thirst

I bought a bonsai maybe ten days ago. The man who sold it to me said that I should check the soil daily and expect to water it every few days. I bought it on a Friday and watered it on the Sunday; ...
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Falling yellow Fiddle fig leaves

My fiddle fig leaves have started to become yellowish and fall. In last one week two leaves have fallen. Not sure why is that. We water it every 15-20 days so as not to over water it. Any how to fix ...
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Brown needles on top layer of Picea glauca var. albertiana 'Conica' - sign of overwatering?

I'm concerned about our Picea glauca var. albertiana 'Conica' that we keep on the balcony in a pot. We bought it sometime in spring this year and had it in the pot shown below for some time now. ...
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Help! Areca Palm with dry leaves

Photos I'm pretty new to growing plants and this is the first plant that i care about. I did bought this plant about a month ago and it was delivered as it is in the photos. I've been watering it two ...
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Aloe Barberae yellowing or dying?

I have a 4-5 ft tall aloe barberae that I planted on a hill about 2.5 months ago that has started yellowing in the past month and is looking pretty bad. I water 3 times per week. It gets sun the ...

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