I went to florida for nine days and had my mom care for my plants while I was away. When I came home the soil was so dry I don't think there was a drop of water in so I asked my mom, "did you water my plants?" she said "ya twice on the first 2 days"! My dente, the plant that was doing the best was dead and the rest look like they have been stepped on over and over. I have placed the dry bulb in water then put it back in the soil and I am still hoping it is still alive.