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Droopy Dahlias, HELP!

Posted by victory_gardener88 Colorado (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 29, 13 at 13:23

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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RE: Droopy Dahlias, HELP!

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...


RE: Droopy Dahlias, HELP!

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.

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