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.