overwatering - Knowledgebase Question

san clemente, ca
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Question by tdurkee
July 1, 2006
what are the classic symtoms of overwatering?

Answer from NGA
July 1, 2006
Overwatering which results in soggy soils can actually suffocate plant roots by driving out all oxygen. Different plants respond differently to the stress but the most common symptoms are wilting, yellowing and dropping foliage, followed by wilting of stems. If steps are not taken to correct the problem, the entire plant will die and turn brown. Hope this is descriptive enough for you!

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