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Long soaking

Very wet condition

Soak the plant in water for around 6 hours and dry naturally.

[ Soaking ] Put the plant in water for approximately 6 hours.

[ Intervals ] Every week.

[ Timeframe ] At night between sunset and sunrise. In case it is necessary to do in the daytime for some reasons, place the waterbath in shade.

[ Water ] Fresh tap water. Diluted liquid fertilizer may be added once every two.

[ Water temperature ] Avoid too low (less than 15 dgree C) and too high (higher than 25 degree C) temperature.

[ Drying ] After soaking, turn the plant upside down and shake them to remove excess water at the growing point and inside of the rosette. Then dry it naturally by hanging or placing, preferably upside down, on the mesh in the shade. Usually it takes 1 - 6 hours to dry perfectly.

[ Important points ]

Never soak plants over 6 hours as plants may die.

Wet plants must be dried half a day in the shade. Wet leaves are unrecoverably damaged by exposing to strong light.

Long soaking is effective in cases plants exhibit the extreme shortage of water soon after purchase. Shortage of water can be caught such signs as tightly recurved leaves and wrinkled leaf sheaths.