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    HELP! Overwatering in Coco??

    Hey so I'm just wondering if the girl on the left looks overwatered? She does to me but I've been reading on the internet and asking in forums how often/how much to water Coco and watering it to a 20-40% runoff and everyday seems to have left this girl struggling for breath, any ideas where to go from here? Should I just leave watering for a few days and let the Coco dry up a little bit or continue watering with less frequency/ less quantity? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you growers!
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    I would say over watered on that plant. Don't water every day and yes let it dry out a bit. As soon as it picks up, transplant it.
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    • Beginnersprouter
      Beginnersprouter commented
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      You think transplant them when they pick up a bit?

    Soooo is that heater in the picture just blasting right at that plant all the time?
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    • Beginnersprouter
      Beginnersprouter commented
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      Nope, it's on rotate at the back but I know I should raise the heater asap, it was just temporary

    • Mr.furley
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      It would be a good idea to at least point it away from the plants, moving it would be best.

      Coco can be overwatered in the way of too much, to Frequently. Roots need o2 and keeping the plant saturated will cause root problems, slow growth and so on... Coco is very forgiving but can be a problematic.

      Is your pot drying out in 24hrs or is it always wet and heavy? Do you have the time to water your plant 3 times a day?

      For Coco you can water frequently in small pots but it is done by repeating the feeding multiple a day. If your pot dries out three quarters to half the weight when you pick it up you can water onces a day but watering once a day with a soaked medium is were you find the "overwatering line".

      Typically the best results for a new grower with coco is to lift the pot after watering, lifted it the next day and check the top of the coco for moisture, you'll feel the difference as the pot dries. When the pot is half the wet weight then water, Usually between 24 hours and 60 hours depending on how much the plant drinking, pot size, temperatures, humidity, and so on....

      It looks like you are in a fabric pot so don't transplant she is in her forever home now. BTW is it a Auto or a photoperiod plant?
      Last edited by Mr.furley; 03-06-2021, 04:45 AM.

    I would say your watering too often. Watering till 20% runoff is fine, but then you need to let the roots get some air. Sitting in soaked coco all the time is sure to cause issues with roots. I like to water my plants till runoff(so their pretty much soaked) Then no more water for a couple of days. Let the pots dry out. Repeat when pots are light to pick up. Try not giving them any water for a day or two and see if droopy perks up. good growing
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