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What should I do if I water my White-haired old-man too much or too little?

White-haired old-man
Pulsatilla chinensis
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Both overwatering and underwatering will be detrimental to the health of your White-haired old-man, but overwatering is a far more common issue. When this species receives too much water, its stems and leaves may begin to wilt and turn from green to yellow. Overwatering over a prolonged period may also lead to diseases such as root rot, mold, and mildew, all of which can kill your plant. Underwatering is far less common for the White-haired old-man, as this plant has decent drought tolerance. However, underwatering remains a possibility, and when it occurs, you can expect to find that the leaves of your White-haired old-man have become brittle and brown.
It is crucial that you notice the signs of overwatering as soon as possible when caring for your White-haired old-man. Some of the diseases that arise from overwatering, such as root rot, may not be correctable if you wait too long. If you see early signs of overwatering, you should reduce your watering schedule immediately. You may also want to assess the quality of soil in which your White-haired old-man grows. If you find that the soil drains very poorly, you should replace it immediately with a loose, well-draining potting mix. On the other hand, if you find signs that your White-haired old-man is receiving too little water, all you need to do is water more regularly until those signs have subsided.
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White-haired old-man (Pulsatilla chinensis)
White-haired old-man
A species of Pasque flowers
Botanical name: Pulsatilla chinensis
Genus: Pasque flowers
Description
It was named Pulsatilla chinensis for its Chinese origin. This plant is best observed on its native forest slopes in mid-spring when its delightful purple flowers, which look like small tulips, are in bloom (take care, though, as these flowers are highly toxic). A traditional use of white-haired old-man's poison was to soak its rhizome roots in water to then be used as an insecticide.
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