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droopy lavender plant

Posted by madcatsmom MA (My Page) on
Thu, Feb 23, 12 at 14:32

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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RE: droopy lavender plant

Droopy after you repotted or before?

FataMorgana


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RE: droopy lavender plant

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


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RE: droopy lavender plant

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.


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Is there anything I can do now?


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RE: droopy lavender plant

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


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