Overwatered Plant Wilting - Knowledgebase Question

Oceanside, CA
Question by magnuspres
December 19, 1999
I have a hibiscus that gets no sun right now.
It is wilting and looks like it may be dying.
The soil is very wet. It is watered by a sprinkler system, that if shut off would dry out
the plants that do get sun. I can direct the
sprinkler head slightly away from the hibiscus, but how do I then get the soil dried out and save the plant?

Thanks for your help.


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Answer from NGA
December 19, 1999

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I think your hibiscus is a good candidate for relocation, so it gets the moisture it needs and your other plants can be happy, too.

Dig the plant and move it to a drier location, or plant it in a pot. Digging it up now will remove it from an impossible situation, and might even save its life!

Hibiscus likes full sunshine, rich soil, and regular, deep watering.

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