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How can I tell if i'm watering my Malabar spinach enough?

Malabar spinach
Basella alba
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Underwatering and overwatering can both occur as problems for your Malabar spinach, and both these problems can manifest with similar symptoms. For example, foliage discoloration and wilting can both result from either overwatering or underwatering. When your Malabar spinach is underwatered, its leaves will be curling and drooping at the beginning. You will see a bunch of leaves turn less vigorous. Underwatering is also likely to cause stunted growth and poor overall development as both the flowers and this plant require a high amount of water. Overwatering is more likely to lead to disease, including rot. Overwatering may also lead to unpleasant smells rising from your plant's soil. The symptoms of underwatering will show up quicker than overwatering. Overwatering can also be evident in soil conditions. Mainly, if you notice a lot of standing water or waterlogged soils, overwatering is likely to occur.
Malabar spinach (Basella alba)
Malabar spinach
A species of Basella, Also known as Indian spinach, Creeping spinach, Buffalo spinach
Botanical name: Basella alba
Genus: Basella
Description
Not actually malabar spinach at all, Basella alba is a vining plant that thrives in the heat of summer. It is very prolific in warm weather and the leaves are edible with a peppery citrus flavor. It can be eaten as salad greens or cooked or steamed. In warm climates, this vine can become invasive, although a hard frost will kill it.
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