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How to know if you are overwatering your plant

Adequate watering is crucial for healthy plant growth. However, overwatering can be just as detrimental as underwatering. Overwatering can drown roots, promote the development of fungal diseases and cause a host of problems that affect the well-being of plants. Here are some signs that you are overwatering your plants:

Yellowing and wilting leaves: Yellowing and wilting leaves are one of the first visible signs that you are overwatering your plants. Overwatering hinders the roots' ability to absorb oxygen, which leads to stress on the plant. As a result, leaves can turn yellow, soft and drop prematurely.

Fungus and disease appear: Excess moisture creates an environment conducive to fungal and disease growth. Mildew, downy mildew, root rot and other fungal infections are common in over-watered plants. These diseases can damage roots and negatively affect the plant's vascular system.

Musty smell and constantly wet soil: If you notice a persistent musty smell in your growing area and the soil seems to be constantly wet, it is a clear sign that you are overwatering. Permanently soggy soil can lead to root decay and promote the growth of harmful anaerobic bacteria.

Slow growth and lack of new shoots: Plants that are being overwatered often show slow growth and a lack of new shoots. Overwatering can suffocate roots, reduce oxygen availability and negatively affect the uptake of essential nutrients.

If you see your plants showing any of these signs, it's probably because you're overwatering. Your best bet is to reduce the frequency of watering to get them back on track!