Answer: Only time will tell whether or not your plants will recover from their ordeal. Plant leaves take in and release gases and water vapor through pore-like openings on their surface called stomata. Around the stomata are specialized cells called guard cells. When the leaf has plenty of moisture, the cells fill up with fluid and get turgid, which makes the stomata open and release water vapor. When the plant has little moisture, those guard cells become empty and flaccid and the stomata close, conserving moisture. Water vapor is also conserved by the waxy cuticle on the leaf surface. Wilting is a sign that the process has shut down. Tissue damage may or may not be fatal to the plants. You did the right thing by planting everything and giving them a long drink of water. You'll just have to wait, and hope, that they will recover.
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