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Apr 15, 2018 10:58 AM CST
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Is there a method for drying the dirt in plant container? Possibly a Product?
Apr 15, 2018 1:22 PM CST
Name: Will Creed
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There are no drying-out products. Trying to replace the wet soil with dry soil often has disastrous consequences as all of most of the remaining roots get damaged in the process. I think your best bet is the keep the plant in a warm, sunny location until the soil dries out naturally. Unless a plant is badly overpotted in a very large pot, it should dry out on its own presently.
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Apr 15, 2018 1:27 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
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You can also try sitting the container on top of a thick towel, in hopes it will draw out some of the excess moisture.
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Apr 15, 2018 7:31 PM CST
Name: Sally
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If there's a drain hole - push the end of paper towel or rag in, set next to a sink, and let the towel(wick) hang down into a sink, should wick some water down
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