Return to the Herbs Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Indoor Marjoram Plant Dying

Posted by sharon1965 4B (My Page) on
Sun, Oct 13, 13 at 17:26

Hello. It was doing well until a week ago. It started to turn brown on one side and is nearly dead. I transplanted it to a bigger pot.
I've been careful about overwatering. Except: I have a water softener, and I may have used it to water by accident. I can't remember. I use bottled water for all my plants because of the softener

I wait until it's nearly dry and soak it. It's gets about 4-5 hours of sunlight in the kitchen window.

This happened very quickly too! It was doing well, and I've had it for months.

What can I do to salvage it? It's not completely gone yet.

There is scant information Marjoram plants withering away. It's weird and annoying. :P
Thank you.


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Indoor Marjoram Plant Dying

Marjoram really needs to be outdoors as it needs a lot of light but I realise you are in a cold zone. Do you have somewhere brighter to put it? And not too warm?

Trying to grow any of the Mediterranean herbs indoors, even in summer is always going to be a very tall order. They need light, light and more light. Plus fresh air and sharp drainage.

Could you post a picture?


 o
RE: Indoor Marjoram Plant Dying

Hi Florauk. No I can't. Sorry! Yes, I think I can find some brighter spot, not too warm. If I need to, I'll put it under my fluorescent lights I use for seed starting.

The fresh air is no problem, but now I realize the drainage wasn't too good. My Rosemary started to brown off and I to transplant it yesterday too.

No, don't tell me they're hard to grow. :) They've been doing so well. I love the Mediterranean family.


 o
RE: Indoor Marjoram Plant Dying

My experience with marjoram is that it is not a long lived plant.


 o
RE: Indoor Marjoram Plant Dying

Well it died, as did my Rosemary plant.
The funeral is Monday, you're all welcome to come.

:( Darn it!! They were doing great too.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Herbs Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here