Hello Professor Lee,
I’ve noticed that my plant’s leaves droop after a heavy watering or when I flush. Is this normal? They perk up after a day or so. From what I have read they should be happy that I watered them. Any thoughts?
It sounds like the roots are oxygen starved. It would help to add some extra perlite to your soil mixture to increase aeration and drainage. Some people suggest poking holes in the soil with a dowel rod, but you run the risk of damaging roots and introducing pathogens into the soil. Always be sure to let any excess water drain away and avoid letting plants sit in standing water for prolonged periods of time.