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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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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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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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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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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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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Cat Palm has browning leaves

Recently I purchased a Cat Palm (about 3 weeks ago) and its leaves have begun turning yellow. It is definitely an issue with the watering schedule as it has improved right after watering's. The Plant ...
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Bottom watering for a baby avocado plant?

Can I use bottom watering for my avocado plant, instead of watering from the top. I thought that it would be easier to maintain. I would just have to monitor the level of water in the bottom of the ...
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Fertilized reservoir for automated watering system

I would like to move forward and install an automated watering system for my home plants that grow in growing tent. Today I’m watering x3 times in a week, each watering is for 4liters of fertilized ...
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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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Repotting Lithops received in mail are getting wrinkled

I received 8 Lithops that we’re all grown in the same pot. They came in original pot and dirt. I took them apart and repot them and the 3 Dorthea Lithops are the ones that are getting wrinkled. The ...
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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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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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How long should I wait before watering my beheaded echeveria stem?

I recently (yesterday) beheaded an echeveria plant that had grown leggy. The leafy upper part is currently set aside, forming a callous and (hopefully) roots. I can find plenty of information about ...
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Waterproofing a section of a soaker hose

I use soaker hoses to irrigate the garden in my backyard. But this garden is divided into two separated beds, with a few meters of distance between the two covered with pavement. Since I only have a ...
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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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Fixing a stainless steel garden hose connector?

The picture below will describe this better than I can, but our 100 ft hose just blew apart at the faucet connection and it seems some piece that would go on the inside (maybe a rubber or plastic ...
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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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Snake Plant's leaves drooping and curling

I've had a snake plant for about a year and its leaves started to curl and droop a couple of months ago (photos attached, the one with the window is where it normally sits). I typically water it every ...
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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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Indoor Majesty Palm has yellowing leaves that also have brown tinges - too much water or not enough?

Help!! My majesty palm now has 20% of its large leaves being mostly yellow... There are brown tinges on many of the leaves, including the green ones. I am not sure if this is too much or too little ...
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Kentia Palm's Outer Leaves Are Browning Quickly

I have bought a kentia palm about a year ago and I live in a warm and relatively humid climate. Some of the leaf tips have gone brown here and there in the past year, but I have noticed that the outer ...
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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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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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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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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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Venus Flytrap: repot, sun and water

I am a proud new owner of my very first Venus Flytrap (I came into the store to get some cute flowery plants, but I came out with this beauty instead :D) I am not sure if this is only one plant or ...
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Drip watering 5m flower bed from downpipe

I have a 5m flowerbed at the front of my house that is under roof cover and so gets no direct rain onto it. Beside it is the downpipe from the roof guttering and I can't help but wonder if I could ...
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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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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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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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Is this overwatered English Ivy beyond salvation?

This English Ivy has been left outdoor for a week. It rained quite a lot in the past few days and when i rescued it, the leaves were mostly brown. When the plant was kept indoor the foliage was pretty ...
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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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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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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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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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Why do plants root when placed in water, but die in standing water

A lot of plants need well drained soil. They're said to not like getting their feet wet. The explanation given is that the roots need oxygen; they will rot and die if they're in standing water for too ...
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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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How can I automatically water my mushrooms?

I am growing mushrooms indoors on coffee waste, and I am trying to find a DIY system to water them automatically. Basically, the reasons why it is different than watering plants are: - You don't know ...
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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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Are these potted mint plants healthy?

These are some mint plants (Mentha arvensis) that have been grown from grocery store edible mint stems planted in a 60~40 ratio of cocopeat-perlite-compost and garden soil. The new leaves around the ...
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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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