Making flower potted plants healthy

I have about 15 pots with flowe plants which are watered every alternative mornings
I live in southern India. Even if I miss watering the plants a day they look dull and shows signs of drying.
Why this and what to do with thi.
q making flower potted plants healthy
Flower plants in pots
q making flower potted plants healthy
Flowe plants in pots
  13 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Feb 18, 2018
    Sounds like they need re-potting in fresh soil
  • Flipturn Flipturn on Feb 19, 2018
    If you are watering every alternate day, and still the plants are looking dry, then I would think that the water is not being absorbed adequately enough for the roots to effectively distribute it up into the plant.
    It could be that the pot is too small for the volume of root in the pot and the roots are too compressed in the pot. How old is the soil in the pots? I agree with Janet, to re-pot the plants in a larger pot with fresh soil.
    I would suggest you try it with one, or maybe two plants first to see if there is improvement in how healthy the plants look.

    'So nice to have more Hometalkers from countries around the globe. Welcome to you there in Southern India!
  • Kelly Denoyer Russell Kelly Denoyer Russell on Feb 19, 2018
    Ive found that clay pots dry out much more quickly. Make sure you have drain holes and then water thoroughly daily esp if they are getting heat and sun.
  • 2dogal 2dogal on Feb 19, 2018
    Soak your pots overnight in a larger pot to get all the soil soaked weekly. Light watering will not get to the deep roots.
    If this does not work, you need to add some fertilizer to your water. I use it about 1/3 strength and do it more frequently than the directions say.
    If the plants still look poorly, repot into larger pots as the plant may be root bound and use new potting soil.
    It's surprising how much more work they need than we think.
  • Ursula.bernau Ursula.bernau on Feb 19, 2018
    Plants grow and one day the pot will be too small. I would turn out every plant, cut back the roots and all the large and old stems. clean the pots and replant. Take care of the roots first, it will be a heavy jobb. Efter two weeks take care of the topp. A clay-pot will make the better environment, because the water will go through the pot and all around the plant. I have lived in Pakistan and found that the claypot held always cooler water than anything else. It is worth trying. You may also take care of every second pot, so that the work is not overpowering. You may want to sit in e lush environment instead of the jungle. All the best!

  • Jo Jo on Feb 19, 2018
    For outside plants, I have bought cheap disposable diapers. Cutting them up and mixing with the soil. The pieces will absorb water-their function-and retain it so the plant's roots can take from it between major waterings.
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  • Mogie Mogie on Feb 19, 2018
    Is the soil good enough to support plant growth. Could be time for new potting mix. Check the PH of your water and soil. You could always try placing the pots in a very shallow pan so when you water and excess is held for the plants to take it back up as needed. Check the quality of your soil first.
  • Melanie Melanie on Feb 19, 2018
    use plastic pots check for root bound plants also I don't know the name but there is a product that expands and holds water .get some of that to mix with your soil.

  • Kat27042015 Kat27042015 on Feb 19, 2018
    Gel crystals placed in soil will absorb water and release at a slow pace.
  • Amy Amy on Feb 19, 2018
    As others have mentioned, you may need to put your plants in larger pots. There are moisutre crystals available. All you do is add some of these to the soil according to directions. They absorb water and help retain moisture. I have found that except for in the coolest climates, potted plants need to be watered every day, even two time a day in hot, dry weather.
  • Flipturn Flipturn on Feb 22, 2018
    You're welcome.
  • Flipturn Flipturn on Feb 23, 2018
    You're welcome.'Glad to share with others what I have learned.
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