We would all like to have plants that are always beautiful, healthy, and happy, but that is not always possible. If we are careless with watering, we will see them sad, with fallen leaves and branches . If the situation worsens, the leaves wrinkle and dry out completely, which makes our pots look very bad.
What can be done to recover a withered plant? First and foremost, water it. But not in any way, but by soaking the substrate well. But sometimes it is not so simple.
When the substrate remains dry for a long time, it leads to hardening. By doing so, it is compacted and when you want to water, the water goes to the sides, exiting quickly through the drainage holes without the plant having been able to absorb anything. What to do in these cases?
Opt for a drastic measure: take the pot and put it in a bucket of water . It is convenient that the diameter and depth of the cube are more or less the same as those of the container, since the pot weighs very little, it could bend. If the bucket were too big, the whole plant would get wet, which would not be good since the pores in the leaves would have to remain closed, thus preventing respiration.
Once the substrate has been well soaked, we will remove the plant from the bucket and place it in a very bright area but protected from direct sunlight . After a few days, when the land has dried, we will water it again.
It is important that while it is recovering we do not pay it because its roots, as they are weak, simply cannot absorb as much food. In this sense, they are like us when we have the flu or are very sick: our stomach does not accept the same amount of food that it does digest when we are healthy.