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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Will my tobacco plant survive indoors under this grow light?

Hi I'm trying to grow tobacco indoors but they have not come up yet. I'm currently on day 2 I'm using a clip on 40w led grow light. Will this be enough for them to grow? I have a link of the model ...
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How can I set up a soil-free terrarium in a fish bowl?

I have an unused fish bowl lying around. I am keen on building a terrarium, which can include pebbles, rocks and other 'macro-stones' if you will, but not soil. I personally find soil quite icky to ...
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How do I know if my water is too harsh for my plants?

I noticed a few leaves that are browning on my rubber plant tree, and I have a theory that my water might be too harsh or there are too many minerals in the water because I noticed some white powder ...
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Autumn Blaze maple looks terrible, could it be overwatered, underwatered, or a separate issue

My autumn blaze maples, planted about a month ago, got exposed to massive rainstorms right after planting. We’ve been trying to compensate, but can’t determine if they are overwatered, underwatered, ...
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Why is my coconut seedling dying?

A couple of weeks ago I bought a dwarf coconut (Cocos nucifera) seedling from a nursery, all its leaves were quite green. But now, after some time on the ground, all the leaves are dead brown, only ...
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Watering pitcher plants(Nepenthes)

I have decided to start growing carnivorous plants(specifically, Nepenthes(pitcher plant)) in pots and got seeds and carnivorous plant soil. Now, I want to plant them into pots, but what type of water ...
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14k gal/week irrigation system design -- am I missing anything? Who can I pay to review it?

I'm planning on setting up an irrigation system for a small farm, I expect to run about 14k gallons/week through the system. I'm trying to figure out how to get the water out to the fields. There's ...
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Time to stop watering tomatoes and peppers?

I've heard that too much water and/or fertilizer can slow down the ripening of tomatoes (brandywine) and peppers (sunrise, carmen). My plants are big and healthy, all with full-sized fruits. They do ...
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Artemesia - Silver Mound (Wormwood) - soil and watering

My Artemesia - most likely a Silver Mound (Wormwood) has its leaves drooping, with some of the lower leaves turning yellow and tips browning. The plant is only about 6" tall, and staying outdoors ...
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What are these whitish deposits on the top surfaces of these houseplant leaves and should I do something about them?

A few months ago I had scale bugs on a different houseplant in a different room and asked about them in a different SE site: Are these little white fuzzy insects "scale"? What species and ...
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Song of Jamaica. probably overwatered, need suggestions how to save the plant

Because of the war here in Ukraine, the plant was kept in a basement without any sunlight for a month before we took it to our house. Today we discovered, that there are no drainage holes, so there is ...
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How can I(if able) bring back a nearly dead lavender plant?

I had to go on a trip for four days and told the person watching my plants that I had given my plants water when they were supposed to get it and that they wouldn’t require any during the duration of ...
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Palm tree rot , bark missing

I have a queen palm with the same issue . Bark missing and tree rot . How can this be fixed?
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What's going on in this timelapse of tomato plants? Grow light causing drooping?

I'm using a hydroponics system I built following a surge tank design. Right now I'm trying a small grow space of 8 different variety tomato plants transplanted from soil when they were early ...
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How to prune a young MASTIC TREE?

This little tree is about 5 feet tall and has 4-5 stems - I want it to have multi trunk. It's growing in AZ so should I worry about sun damage after I pruned it to make it look less like a bush. The ...
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Can I use two RCO Add-A-Zones to control 3 zones (1 zone is split)?

I have four trees that don't have irrigation right now. I'm planning to add a zone using the RCO Add-a-Zone, restricted to watering them via Root Watering System. The problem, though, is I have a ...
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Geranium petals are drying out

My geranium petals are drying out. They are sitting in a jute lined crate, plenty of drainage (which I need because it rains on and off in this city a lot). However, I test the soul every few days and ...
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Amount of diluted fertiliser to use on plants

Is there a recommended amount of diluted fertiliser that should be used per plant? Once I've diluted fertiliser (e.g. Tomorite) into water, I never really know how much of that water each plant should ...
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Why is my jade plant behaving like this?

I purchased a jade plant online one month back. As you can see in the picture it is healthy when purchased. I am keeping it on my desk which is getting afternoon sunlight from a west-facing window. ...
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How can this limp hot pepper plant be saved?

I recently repotted my pepper plant, and ever since, it's suffering from limp leaves. My guess is that I did too much damage to the roots when repotting. Supporting this theory is the fact that when I ...
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Yellow/black spots on front and white spots on back of alocasia frydek leaves

I brought this alocasia frydek home almost two weeks ago. It appeared (to me) to be very healthy at the time, and I potted it in a (I thought) concrete pot that I found at a thrift store. Here it is ...
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Drip irrigation pressurised by a pump

Does anyone have experience with automated drip irrigation system such as rainbirdr brand that is provided water input from a pump rather than from faucet? I moved to an apartment so I have no option ...
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Chinese money plant- Overwatered?

My Chinese money plant is showing signs of overwatering (leaves curling under), but I only water it when the soil is bone dry all the way to the bottom of the pot. Is there potentially another issue? ...
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How to save droppy dracena fragans?

A friend recently gave me this plant to save, it's been over 2 weeks now and I just wanted some suggestions. I plan to repot it due to the roots sticking out the bottom and the soil has TONS of gnats. ...
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watering with hot water in winter

This weekend we are to hit -3 ºC (27 ºF) in my town, in my orchard i have lots of cherry, apricot, almond blossoms, most of them still in flower, others are the size of a bean. It seems that putting ...
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How to drip water with a fertilizer without potential energy: pressure tank? recirculation pump? else?

I have a 15m² (161ft²) garden, a 100l (26gal) tank where I will prepare a mix of water and liquid organic fertilizer, a filter, an electro-valve, and drip irrigation as on the photo below (2l/h = 0....
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Bird of paradise leaves shriveling, how can I fix it?

The leaves on this Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia Nicolai/banana plant) are folding onto themselves and browning at the edges. I'm struggling to figure out why this is happening. It might be due to the ...
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How do I save this dying over-watered pineapple?

So I was growing a pineapple at home which was doing well for more than 1.5 years. Its leaves are growing larger, and it was growing more as the time passes. It was planted in a small pot though, so I ...
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Easy solutions for growing Mentha Spicata on a window sill in Winter

I am a super-crazy fan of Moroccon tea, Maghrebi. However, getting fresh spearmint (Mentha Spicata) is not easy during winter. As I am not so fond of growing plants, I’m looking for an as-easy-as-...
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Pandan leaves and stalk turning yellow and soft, why and what do

I'm not sure what plant this is exactly, Plantsnap said it's pandan, but it's been growing fine for about 10 years in mom's dark office, and now 4 years in my kitchen, but recently it started to dry ...
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Watering system that measures trunk diameter

I once saw a TV show in which they were featuring a vigneron who created a system whereby there were little tubes that wrapped around the trunk of each vine and they exactly measured the perimeter of ...
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What is the difference between soaking and watering thoroughly

What is the difference between soaking the plant or watering until water flows out of the bottom but not soaking. It sounds the same to me???
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Why is my cordyline superstar’s leaves falling off?

Someone lent me a cordyline superstar for the holidays. I don’t know if I gave it the right amount of water (2 glasses each 3 days) but the soil is humid. The problem is that now the base of the ...
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How do I save my lavender?

I bought my lavender a month ago at a plant store. I lightly watered it a few times, but it looks like it’s shriveled and dry. I also some some leaves blackening towards the base. What should I do?
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Bring wilting plant back to life

I don't know what kind of plant this is. A few months ago it started to wilt. If I watered it it seemed to get worse, so I cut way back on watering. The past two weeks I didn't water at all, then I ...
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Watering seedlings from bottom up, is water level from the tray a reliable indicator for water requirements?

As the title says, I'm watering the seedling from bottom up. I built an IoT device which reports various greenhouse environment information. The seedlings are growing in trays and these trays are ...
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Fittonia Albivenis

I bought this plant on 11/06/21, it has already started moving towards the sun, it is a north facing window. I'm working on getting it a pebble tray soon, for the humidity, but I am confused on how ...
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Are my poppies "established"?

I have tried, and failed, several times to grow California orange poppies from seed. These are the biggest they've gotten (~5 inches in height) and I'm hoping this time they'll make it to bloom. I ...
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Does disintegrating perlite produce clay?

Perlite sand is extremely fine. Is it clay? Will it cake up my soil over a long period of time(e.g.10 years)?
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Cocos nucifera (coconut palm): Brown leaves. Why?

I bought a coconut plant 4 days ago. It was kind of healthy when I bought it. But today I noticed that the leaves are brown and it seems something is wrong with it. I have watered it once yesterday (...
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Will my Kentucky Bluegrass die if I let nature have its way?

Photos below show the three species which have taken over my half-acre yard in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I believe these are Kentucky Bluegrass (60%), Crabgrass (30%), and Creeping Charlie (10%). The ...
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Saving an Underwatered Bonsai

I skipped a day of watering some time last week and my new powder puff bonsai (Calliandra tweedii i think, but another site says Calliandra Schultzei) has dropped all of its leaves and on the surface, ...
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What minerals found in tap water harm dracaena plants?

I've heard dracaena need filtered water to live indoors because some compounds in tap water will kill them off. I also know that what's in your tap water can depend on where you live and leaving water ...
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Is it possible to use terracotta pots as wicking chambers for self-watering planter boxes?

I'd like to build a self-watering planter from wood made watertight with something like rubber pond liner. This would be larger than just a self-watering pot, dimensions around 2' by 4' and a planting ...
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Do cranberries need soil?

I was visiting a cranberry farm, and they had plants that were floating on water when it wasn't harvest time, so it made me wonder: Do cranberries need soil, or can they just be allowed to float ...
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How to water after overseed in a way that is good for both new and old grass?

I'm planning on overseed this fall. AFAIK, rule of thumb for established grass is "water deep, and not too often". But rule of thumb for new grass is the opposite: "water quickly and 3 ...
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Metrosideros dying (?)

I have two Metrosideros bushes (different species) that are both dying (?). In the last couple of weeks I’ve noticed that some of the flowers that were blooming and the leaves, which totally lost ...
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Urgent my favourite avocado tree is dying, please help me!

[ I planted my avocado tree almost a year ago and I forgot to water it for 2 weeks due to my exams. It looks dried up now. The top of the stem looks wrinkled and shrivelled, but the rest of the stem ...
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My cilantro plant is dying

So I over watered my cilantro not realizing I was doing so. I live in Houston, TX and it’s currently 95+ degrees and getting hotter. I thought with the heat it needed that much water. I was wrong. ...
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My acer palmatum is drying, what should I do?

I have had an acer palmatum for about two years. Last year the plant dried up a bit but the problem was solved. In the winter I moved the plant to a larger pot with a drainage hole. In the last few ...
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