What Happens When You Over Water a Plant?

Basil plant showing signs of leaf discoloration and wilting image by Photo by: rhonogle: Flickr.com

Over watering or allowing plants to stand in water due to poor drainage leads to overly saturated soil with inadequate oxygen resulting in root rot, discolored leaves and wilting.

Keywords: soil overly saturation, over watering plants, root rot

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Ferguson began freelancing in 1998 and hasn't put the pen down since. Her editorial stints have included working as a reviewer, managing editor and senior managing editor. She writes for several websites and covers a range of topics, including travel guides, gardening, home decor, crafts, pets and wildlife. Ferguson specializes in flower craft articles and has worked in the flower craft business for some time.

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