Over-watering container plants is a surprisingly common mistake. According to the University of California, improper irrigation is the #1 cause of plant problems.
Unfortunately, the signs of too much and not enough look almost identical: yellowing, wilted leaves, stunted growth, and leaf drop are symptoms of both problems.
Rather than drowning your plants, allow the soil to dry out between waterings. Don't guess. As critical as water is for good plant health, this is not a time to assume your plants are getting the water you give them. Soil structure can redirect water away from roots in surprising ways. When plants show water stress symptoms, gently dig down next to the root system to ensure the water goes where needed.
An inexpensive moisture meter is an excellent investment in your plants' health.
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