Why do plants wilt?


Quick Answer

Plants can wilt for a number of reasons, such as lack of water, disease, poor soil, the wrong container and pests. However, plant wilt is generally easy to prevent.

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One way to avoid plant wilt is by giving the plant the proper amount of water. Generally, it is best to give plants the recommended amount of water to avoid overwatering or underwatering. Another way to prevent wilting is to ensure that the soil drains properly and that containers are large enough to accommodate the plant roots. Diseased plants may need to be destroyed in order to prevent the spread of the disease to other plants.

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