Droopy Dahlias, HELP!

victory_gardener88April 29, 2013

I purchased a couple of Dahlia tubers about 2 months ago. I planted them in a large planter indoors, and they've taken off. On warm days I've put them out on my balcony, watered them when the soil looks dry, and I gave them plant food when I planted them.
They are always in the sunniest spot of my apartment when they aren't outside. I just put them out about half an hour ago and they are drooping very quickly... HELP! What does this mean, what can I do to perk them back up?
I have 3 tubers in a 2 gallon pot.

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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

the pot is no longer big enough.. for the media to hold enough water for what is growing into a very large plant...

needs to be potted up .. to a 3 to 5 gallon pot .. depending how big a dahlia it is supposed to be ...

dahlia vary widely in size.. and when your plant is going on 3 times the size of your pot.. then we have to think about that ... and the wilt is from not enough water...

ken

    Bookmark   April 29, 2013 at 4:17PM
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mccommas(z5CT)

How about one per pot? That would give them room to grow. Might want to keep a tray under the pots and fill them right up on hot days. Watering at night is also more effective since it doesn't get evaporated right away.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2013 at 6:15PM
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