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Dahlia over watered

Gabriela Fabra
June 27, 2018
help how to save my Dahlia I over watered and the leaves around the edges are dry and crispy
Comments (6)
  • rob333 (zone 6b/7a)

    It certainly looks like a stressed plant, but why do you think it's overwatered?

    If i had to guess, I'd say it's underwatered. Crispy leaves say that to me. I could be wrong.

  • dowlinggram

    The leaves are curling too and that's a sign of a need for water. It also looks like you watered in the heat of the day because there are brown burnt spots on the leaves. Never water the plant--water the soil. I water until the water lays on the soil and then I don't water until the ground shows signs that it needs water. I use the soaker setting on my wand and my finger as a guage to see how far the water has gone or if the plant needs water. If the soil feels moist when I stick my finger all the way into the soil I don't water. After I water I do that same finger test to see how deep the water went. Sometimes you think the plant is watered but only the top of the soil is wet

  • ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

    dahlia is not an annual ....

    so i am wondering how long its been in this pot ... and when the last time you changed the media ...

    potting media is a water management system ... and it can wear out after a year or 2 ... and if it fails.. then you end up with watering problems ...

    can you give us more history about why its potted ... how long.. etc ...


  • Gabriela Fabra
    The plant was a gift.I have repotted and put holes in the new pot.do I water it ?
  • floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

    Yes, water it. See what happens.

  • ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

    if this gift was from a florist .... you might have a hard time converting it to an outdoor plant ... many fancy flowering plants.. forced forced to bloom for sale ... just end up being problems ....

    absolutely give it a try ... but if you fail ... blame the florist ... lol ...


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