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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Testing hydration for watering - what depth?

I have a water meter like below and I also use my finger to check how wet the soil is for pots. The question is, what depth should I be measuring at? The soil might be dry at an inch but soaking wet ...
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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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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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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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Self watering planters. Top watering strategies

There really isn’t much definitive information on self watering pots. I’ve planted 3 6ft tall fiddle leaf plants in a Lechuza 43cm pot. The pot instructions say every third watering fill the reservoir ...
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Does bleach buildup in water with a hydroponics system?

Does bleach accumulate in water, or does it naturally evaporate or break down with time? I have an ebb and flow indoor hydroponics system for watering my plants for weeks while I'm away on travel. I ...
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Money Plant Branching and Watering

I recently acquired a money plant (Pilea Peperomioides) and have placed it indoors at the top of a stairway in a non-draining pot. The plant seems to be growing very well. I have two specific ...
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Which plants/trees will benefit from using urine as a fertilizer?

We know that urine can do a plant good. Certain plants (like citrus trees) will absolutely do well if you add urine to their intake. But urine is very high in nitrogen and could potentially "burn" ...
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Curry leaf is sad

How to make her happy and have more leaves ?
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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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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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Why are the leaves of my potted aloe vera plant turning yellow and getting tiny dark spots?

I have noticed that some of the tips are yellowing and curving downward. Also, these very same leaves are becoming flatter and have a lot of tiny dark spots. Is the issue over or underwatering? The ...
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What happens when you give goji berries excess water?

This will be the year that my orchard planted over the flood plane will be taking off, and read not to water goji berries excessively, so it got me to wondering: I've read that you don't water goji ...
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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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~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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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 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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Watering new turf under ever changing condition

We laid new turf like 9 days ago. It has been turning green and each turf are growing in each other blurring the lines. Thanks to @bamboo , I been watering it twice daily n none in rainy days as uk ...
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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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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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Is it ok to water a garden with beer?

I stopped drinking but I have a lot of stale beer. Is it ok I pour out all this beer for raised beds? It seems as it is mostly water and yeast. Has anyone have any anecdotal experience with this?
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Big Max pumpkin leaves shrivel/go limp in hot afternoon, even with frequent waterings; how to stop this?

I have a Big Max pumpkin plant that sprouted in late June and has since taken off, with a lot of leaves, flowers, and pumpkin buds. I have been fertilizing it fairly often with a pretty balanced ...
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Monstera/Swiss cheese plant with brown spots on leaves?

I bought a Monstera about a week ago and the bigger leaves started to look floppy. I thought this was because I didn't water it enough, so I watered it more. I'm guessing this is where I went wrong ...
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Can you explain what is going on with my little avocado tree?

I managed to grow an avocado tree from a pit. I transplanted it to a small pot and almost once per week it looks like that: At some point, the drooping leaves issue happened because it was next to ...
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How to save this succulent from drying up?

I have a succulent plant (not sure the exact plant name) placed indoor next to my window. It has been in this state below for the past few months. The leaves have all dried up, including the flowers. ...
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Help! Signs of over and under watering

My bird of paradise is showing signs of over watering (new leaf has brown and yellow edges) but one of my older leaves is dry, crispy and dead!
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What happened to my marigold plant how it can be made healthy again?

I transplanted it yesterday but now it's leaves are curled and is bending downwards. What should I do? Whenever I transplant a plant it usually gets in same condition and slowly dies. Please help me, ...
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Is my Tulsi plant alive?

I recently went home for the winter and left my Tulsi with a generous neighbour. They watered her daily, but when I returned after 5 weeks, I found that she had lost all her leaves. Here's a picture ...
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Indoor rubber plant losing leaves

This forum has been a great source of info and help for years, so before I begin, thanks to everyone who takes the time to pitch in with answers. I've had a ficus elastica since December 2019. For the ...
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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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How do I free a stuck ball bearing on a garden hose quick connecter?

I never had this happen but one of the 3 ball bearings on the female end of a Nelson quick connect is stuck. I have tried soaking it in vinegar, and lubricating it with oil. Any tricks or tips to ...
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Are there any disadvantages to using a Tree watering spike?

(In Southern Cali) I've been racking my brain about a recent remodel of our irrigation system in a certain zone that has 2 large fig trees in the middle of a section of grass. The main trunk of each ...
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What’s wrong with my snake plant leaves?

I recently discovered the tip of my snake plant had turned blackish and cut off from the rest of the plant, basically dead, the dead part feels moist and floppy. I don’t know what’s wrong if I’m under ...
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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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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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Is this tree dead or dying?

I recently bought a house in Arizona with two very tall trees in the front. The lawn itself is normally flooded once a month by the irrigation system to give water to the plants, but during the ...
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How much to water indoor snowdrops?

Last year I bought my girlfriend some snowdrops, they didn't like repotting very good and promptly fell over and died. Or so I thought at first, turns out they have an onion that makes new snowdrops, ...
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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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Majesty palm has 3 out of 7 leaves brown. 4th one becoming very brown as well also with yellow?

Help! My majesty palm now has 3 brown leaves (out of 7 total) over the span of a week or so. The 4th frond is now becoming mostly brown, though has yellow. I move it to partial sunlight 5' from a ...
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Are My Plants Getting too much Sun?

I have two plants who have been in the sun for less thann 24hrs and their leaves look brown and wilted. The leaves are soft and leathery. I just moved and heard that plants don't like to be moved much,...
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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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Moisture meter or water globes?

I’m considering a moisture meter or watering globes/bulbs to help with watering my plants. My boyfriend will be caring for our plants in Los Angeles while I’m away for work for a month. He doesn’t ...
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How do I water a desk plant at my office without making a mess?

I have decided to get a few plants for my office desk. However, one thing still eludes me. Plant pots usually have a drainage hole to allow excess water to escape. If I keep the plant on my desk, how ...
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Rose plant having problem

This is my new Rose plant I bought it last week from the nursery. I have already lost one last month. Leaves are turning yellow & brown. I only watered it once. I don't want to lose this one 🥺.
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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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How to help wilted rubber tree? Found on curb

I found this Rubber Tree out on the curb this morning - for ref, I’m in NYC and it’s 52F here today. I’m not sure if it was left out overnight but last night the temp got down to ~47F. As you can see ...
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Roots of my new Phalaenopsis orchid are yellow, is it mold?

I got a beautiful blooming Phalaenopsis orchid as a gift last week (store-bought). This is my first ever orchid. I looked at some videos about care and replanting and I am concerned that my orchid is ...

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