droopy lavender plant

madcatsmomFebruary 23, 2012

I received a lavender plant for Christmas. I repotted it a new pot. I think I've overwatered it and the leaves are drooping and a bit brown. Is there anything I can do to save it?

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fatamorgana2121(Zone 5/6)

Droopy after you repotted or before?

FataMorgana

    Bookmark   February 24, 2012 at 8:18AM
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madcatsmom

After repotted. And about a month after that I tried watering more b/c of the droop/brown and it got worse :(

    Bookmark   February 26, 2012 at 8:33PM
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the_texas_herb_lady

You must remember lavender likes to be dry ( doesnt like wet feet ). It sounds like it has been too wet. Usually when wilted like that its root rot.

    Bookmark   February 27, 2012 at 3:24PM
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madcatsmom

Is there anything I can do now?

    Bookmark   February 27, 2012 at 3:42PM
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fatamorgana2121(Zone 5/6)

Plants can be droopy after transplanting but unless damaged they bounce back from that rather quickly. It sounds like you've got something else going on, perhaps as the previous poster said.

In my experience, lavender is one of those plants that thrives on neglect and does poorly with too much attention - it needs poor soil, little water, etc. I would try letting your soil dry out between waterings. Not dry as a bone, but pretty dry feeling. It was what your plant needed to begin with. It may still not make it, but at least you'll be giving it a chance.

FataMorgana

    Bookmark   February 28, 2012 at 7:26AM
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