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Help! Why is my plant wilting?

Posted by MegansPlants none (My Page) on
Sat, Mar 1, 14 at 21:03

When my mother passed away, my sisters and I all took a plant from the funeral to keep. I live in a tiny apartment that only has a north facing window, but the other building blocks what little sunlight I would be getting. Within a day of the plant being at my house, the plant had completely wilted. I bought a light bulb that said it was made for plant growth and put that light on the plant. Ive propped the leaves on boxes so that they have some support. maybe I shouldn't have done that. So far it's been on the plant or 16 hours and there hasn't been a change. Have you used artificial light? What do you recommend? Should I keep the light on it constantly until it perks up? Should I keep the light on when the sun is up and turn it off at night? I'm at a complete loss. Any advice is appreciated. I really don't want that plant to die.

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RE: Help! Why is my plant wilting?

Is the potting mix wet/soggy or dry? If wet, needs to dry out. If dry, it needs water.

Does the pot have a drain hole? If not, shift it to one that does.

Is that bulb putting out heat? If so, turn it off.

Good luck.

RE: Help! Why is my plant wilting?

Agreed. Looks like it may be a peace lily.

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