Low turgor happens because of a lack of water. And to fix it, you just need to water your plant. Nonetheless, underwatering isn’t always the reason. Here are some other turgor problems.
1. Overwatering. Sometimes, stressed by overwatering, roots can not absorb water, which results in low turgor and wrinkled leaves. The worst scenario is root rot. The only remedy is a proper watering schedule and repotting the plant with the affected root system.
2. Excessive fertilizing may also stress the roots. Therefore, nourish your plants mindfully. Ensure you stick to the fertilizing rules given by the manufacturer and keep in mind that sick plants don’t need nutrients since they are not growing actively. Usually, less is more in terms of fertilizing.
3. Rootbound plants are often susceptible to root disease, causing low turgor. Repot your plant every 1-3 years, depending on its growth speed. Don’t allow the soil to get compacted and the plant to overgrow its pot too much.
4. Water impurities such as lime and chlorine can easily eradicate helpful fungi and bacteria present on roots. As a result, the roots can’t feed the plant sufficiently and transfer water as they used to. If you see some white or yellowish build-ups on the soil, know that it’s lime, and not every plant likes it in the soil. In this case, use filtered water instead of tap water.
5. Excess lighting forces the plant to photosynthesize more, evaporating vast amounts of water. Often, plants don’t have enough time to replenish the in-cell water reserves even when the soil is still moist. Thus, a plant may look droopy in midday but come back to life in the evening or night.