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How To Save Houseplants From Overwatering?

If you watered your plants too much, this means you have to save them from “drowning”, otherwise the plant will rot and die.
The first signs that tell you’ve watered the plants too much:

– on the soil surface will appear fungi (some white spots, like a fluff)
– the plant emanates a moldy smell
– the leaves turn yellow and soon will fall

How do you save the plant from drowning?

When you have watered the plant too much, you have to change the pot and the earth.

Make sure the new pot has drain holes. Wash it well and disinfect it to make sure it’s not infested with bacteria that can attack the plant.

Remove the plant carefully from the old pot and shake the ground from the root. If it’s small, wash the root lightly under a cold water jet. Using paper towels, wipe gently the plant’s roots to absorb water, and leave the roots in outside to dry for 5-10 minutes.

Fill the new pot with dry earth. Add the plant and cover the roots with soil. Don’t water the plant for 3 days in a row.

Don’t expect that your plant to catch life overnight. Most of these plants need a few days to recover from excessive watering.

When you notice that the plant starts to come back to life, you can add some specific fertilizer to your plant’s type.

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