How to Tell If You’re Over-watering Your Plants

Whether you only have flora and fauna outside or the inside of your home is adorned with colorful flowers and plants, you know that plants require a certain amount of care. One of the biggest mistakes that people can make against their plants is over-watering them. But since they can’t talk and physically tell you when you’re doing so, you should learn to recognize the signs that you’re over-watering your plants.

Brown Leaves

While brown leaves can be a sign that your plant is malnourished or sick, they can also be the result of over-watering. Stick your finger a few inches into the soil where your plant is. If the soil is dry, add a bit of water to it. If it’s wet, cut back on how often for how much you’re watering your plants.

Wilting Plants

If your plant’s soil is moist but you still see it drooping and wilting, you may be over-watering it.  If that’s the case, aim to only water your plants when the soil is dry. This way, you will only be giving them a drink when they actually need one.


Even if a plant is overwatered, it can still absorb water and the cells within its leaves can start to swell. When this happens, you may start to notice blisters or sore-like spots developing on the leaves. If these spots start appearing, cut back on the amount your watering your plants.

Yellow Leaves

Yellow leaves, accompanied by continuing plant growth, is a typical sign of over-watering.

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