Our Arizona climate is extremely dry.
Even if you're watering a few times a week, your plant can still dry up and die.
Follow our handy watering chart that guides you through your first season as a new plant owner. (Second season will be a little scaled back).
If you have questions or concerns, please contact us immediately.
Every summer we help people bring stressed plants back to health.
Temperature: this corresponds to the average high temperature.
Size Columns: these correspond to the size of the plant you purchased, and the water requirements related to the average high temperature.
Frequency: this is how many times per day or per week you need to water your new plant, based on the average high temperature.
For best results, water your new plants at 10am and 2pm
If you bought a 3g plant, and the high is 93F, you will need to water that plant: 1-2 gallons two times per day everyday that week.
Which comes to total of 2-4 gallons daily equaling 14-28 gallons weekly.
Damage can occur within just one day of missed (or inadequate) irrigation.
This is why it is so important to increase the water volume and frequency as temperatures go up.
Most plants can be saved even if they look terrible.
This Polka Dot Plant took 12 hours to recover after watering.
Some of the leaves suffered permanent damage.
Damage can be prevented if you immediately water when you notice heavy wilting.
Plants will give you various warning signs, you just need to know how to look for them.
Bark Scratch Test, scrape back the layer of bark to check for any color.
If the color is green (like in the image above) your plant is likely to make a full recovery.
If the color is yellow or brown it is too late for your plant.
Drought Stress in the most common issue for new plants in Arizona.
If your plant is showing symptoms similar to any in the above image, increase the amount of water.
Within 10-14 days of better watering practices, most plants will push out new growth.