If your plants are overwatered, don’t panic. Here’s how to do it
Indoor plants are not only decoration for our home, but also useful assistants in purifying the air and creating a cozy atmosphere. But what to do if suddenly a problem occurs and the plants are overwatered? Don’t panic, because we will tell you what to do correctly in such a situation.
The most important action is to stop watering. If you notice that the plants have been overwatered, stop watering immediately and do not give them excess moisture. Otherwise, this can lead to rotting of the roots and death of the plant.
Next, you need to check the condition of the soil. If it is too wet, then you urgently need to transplant the plant into new dry soil. To do this, remove the plant from the pot and carefully remove the soil from the roots. If the roots have already begun to rot, then remove the damaged areas and treat the remaining healthy roots with an antiseptic.
After this, transplant the plant into a new pot with dry soil and tamp it well around the roots. Remember to water the plant moderately after repotting.
If the soil is not too wet, then simply leave the plant for a few days without watering to allow it to dry out. At the same time, monitor the condition of the plant and, if necessary, remove damaged leaves or stems.
It is also worth paying attention to the conditions under which the plant is kept. Perhaps it needs more frequent watering or, conversely, drier soil. Choose the optimal watering regime for each plant in your home.
If the plant has been overwatered and its condition is critical, then try the pruning procedure. Remove damaged parts of the plant and leave it for several days without watering. In most cases, the plant will be able to recover and continue to grow.
But most importantly, don’t panic and don’t despair. Overwatered plants can be saved if you react to the situation correctly and in a timely manner. And remember that every experience is a lesson that will help you take better care of your plants in the future. Take care of them and they will delight you with their green and healthy appearance.