Tips to drain waterlogged plants by using smart planters



On rainy 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.

The plants 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

1. Signs of planter that is waterlogged and must be drained right away.

Waterlogging 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.

Plant growth 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 killed.

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

2. How to "revive" a plant in a waterlogged planter

Waterlogged 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 condition.

       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

3. 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 more effectively!


Choosing the proper planters will reduce waterlogging

       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 features.

Mention 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

Furthermore, 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 grow.

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.

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