days, choosing smart planters and figuring
out how to drain wet plants are popular topics, especially when the weather
changes from summer to autumn and the rainy season begins.
should not be placed outside to "bathe in the rain" as they
please during this time. Because this causes the plant becomes soggy,
limiting both the process of air exchange and nutrient absorption. Check out
the following article from DAIM right away to learn more about this topic!
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Plants can easily become soggy in
the rainy season if you don't know how to take care of them
Signs of planter that is waterlogged and must be drained right away.
is an indication that plants are absorbing more water than they need. This case
occurs due to many different reasons, but the most common causes is
continuous heavy rain. Plants that are placed outside, particularly during
the rainy season, must endure constant rain, which prevents the soil from
draining properly and causes soggy and waterlogged conditions.
and development are severely affected by prolonged waterlogging. Because their
roots are unable to exchange air and absorb nutrients, waterlogged plants grow
slowly and with stunted stems. In addition, the humid conditions of indoor
planters are favorable environment for fungi, bacteria as well as nematodes and
harmful insects. The plant will be quickly attacked by these diseases and
You can rely
on the following indicators and characteristics to prevent waterlogging:
Based on the color of the leaves: waterlogged
plants frequently lose their green, and the leaves gradually turn yellow or
spotted. In addition, the immature shoots are brown rather than green. As the
plant's metabolism has a problem, which prevents it from having enough
nutrients to nourish the leaves.
Based on the color of the soil: the growing media will typically be brown, but when
it's soggy, moss and algae quickly spread, turning the soil into green.
The above issue will be improved by adding new soil or using a smart planter with good drainage.
Check the color of the leaves to
immediately identify and solve waterlogging
How to "revive" a plant in a waterlogged planter
planters can be "revived" if the issue is detected early enough to
allow for both first aid and solutions. Try the following methods if the
situation is not too bad:
Keep plants in the shadow: After
being saved from waterlogging, plants often struggle to maintain the
moisture levels of their young leaves and side branches. The plant's condition
will be worse if it is placed in direct sunlight as it will
be "stress" out and transpiration. Choose the most suitable
indoor planter type instead, and give the plant a break.
Remove the plant from the waterlogged planter: Gently pat the side of the planter to loosen the roots
and create a space where you can remove the plant. Next, in order to prevent
damaging the roots, you need to carefully hold the plant's top and lift it
up. This step will help the roots dry more quickly and easier to check the
Remove old soil: You can manually
remove the soil or media that have turned green due to moss or algae.
Also, putting well-drained growing medium to plastic planters, such as sawdust,
coir, rice husk ash, etc., can boost drainage for planters and promote
ventilation for roots, helping plants recover and grow more quickly.
Use high-quality planters: You
may also replace the old ones for some smart
planters. These items enhance the appearance of your garden while
providing good drainage.
Replace a new growing media to
increase porosity and drainage for smart planters
Tips to have good drainage for plants
Did you know
that one of the reasons for severe waterlogging is a planter without enough
drainage? The drainage hole's design is also unsuitable and too tiny for the
needs, which results in the plants becoming soggy. In order to help plants,
become dry and airy, it is considered that the usage of smart planters is an effective solution. Please
consider using the following 3 techniques to grow and care for your plants
Choosing the proper planters will
Option 1: Add a layer of gravel or
terracotta about a quarter below the smart planter’s
bottom. This will enable the planter to drain more effectively as well as
improving the space's design and encouraging the growth of the roots. A tip
is that you should choose little pebbles to prevent the growing media
from being compressed.
Option 2: Select planters with
proper size, take a note that you shouldn't chose too many growing
media or huge planters. A hot iron can also be used to drill holes into the
planter's bottom to improve the drainage system.
Option 3: Pick lightweight,
long-lasting planters with drainage capacity, such as the smart planters from DAIM with the super drainage
about the plastic planters of DAIM, the special and customized design of these
helpful products must be emphasized. Gardeners will find it easy to control the
amount of water in the planter because of the drainage buttons on the bottom.
DAIM’s planters with smart design
the bottom pad contains ventilation holes that will keep excess water from
pooling and ensure that the plants won't become soggy. Thanks to DAIM's
innovative designs, a green space will be created where plants can flourish and
We hope that
the above article will help you gain more knowledge about the ways to
drain water when waterlogging, and know how to keep the planter. If you're
seeking for a reliable smart planter supplier, please do not hesitate to
contact DAIM for detailed guidance.