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Saving potted house flowers from excessive rain

By Maria Diamond
23 July 2022   |   3:34 am
In as much as natural rainwater is not unsafe for your potted house flowers, excess rainwater can cause wilting, yellowed leaves, failure to produce new growth, mossy green soil and general poor health such that in the aftermath of a heavy rain, your flowers can become half dead.

In as much as natural rainwater is not unsafe for your potted house flowers, excess rainwater can cause wilting, yellowed leaves, failure to produce new growth, mossy green soil and general poor health such that in the aftermath of a heavy rain, your flowers can become half dead.

This is the easiest way to go: Ensure that the pots or containers have a number of holes in the bottom that will allow water to drain out. However, with downpour the pot could still flood with water despite the holes. When this happens, you may want to move your potted flowers away from direct downpour to any corner of the exterior space that is shielded.

After moving your flowers away from direct rainwater contact, the following steps should help recuperate your house flowers from excess rainwater:

Prune the plants – Remove dying leaves and damaged branches. This would help the flowers concentrate on directing nutrients and its energies to recouping from the trauma and a better chance to recover completely. It would also enhance growth and avert diseases.

Water discreetly – Just because you have moved your flower away from direct contact with rainwater does not mean you should water it often. Avoid over-watering. Water the flower only when the soil is dry. Check the soil with your fingers, if it is wet, do not water. Let the soil become relatively dry before watering it.

Apply fertilizer – Do not apply fertilizers on the flowers immediately after shielding them from the rain. Applying fertilizer on flowers that has been under rain stress would damage it further. Wait for the flowers to regain strength on their own – this may take days.

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