XERISCAPE: LANDSCAPING WITH STYLE in the ARIZONA DESERT

       


Over- and Under- Watering
Here are some typical signs of plant stress.

Signs of underwatering:

  • Soil in the lower portion of the root zone is dry.
  • Older leaves turn yellow or brown and drop.
  • Leaves are wilted or drooping.
  • Leaves curl.
  • Stems or branches die back.

Signs of overwatering:

  • Soil is constantly damp.
  • Leaves turn lighter green or yellow.
  • Young shoots are wilted or drooping.
  • Leaves are green yet brittle.
  • Algae and/or mushrooms are on or around plants.
  • Growth is excessive.


Photo credit: Charles Mann, Charles Mann Photography

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