Posted 07 October 2002 - 12:20 PM
The leaves remain wilted and some are becoming hard and brittle and are curling uo and falling off. Some of the leaves have brown edges and a couple have brown lines on the leaf.
I may have overwatered this as the water indicator says it is wet and it feels moist around the root. There is also water in the base saucer.
When it began to look wilted, I gave it water. That was four days ago. It remains in this wilted stage.
I have tried adding a few coffee grounds to the soil, but nothing is helping.
Any help would be appreciated. This plant has been super up to this point, but it was very much pot-bound, so I repotted it in a bigger pot.
Posted 08 October 2002 - 11:23 AM
So root rot is a common occurrence in freshly repotted plants, wilt being one symptom of it as rotted root tips are unable to keep up with the plant's water needs. Repotting right before bring a plant in to lower light can make it even harder to water without causing this, since the plant doesn't have much time/energy to fill the new soil with roots.
You can tell the problem was water by lifting the plant up out of the pot and checking the root tips. You'll be able to tell they're not firm and crisp. Let the plant dry out -- get that water out of the collection tray. Keep it in bright light. Cut off the dead leaves and twigs.
Posted 08 October 2002 - 11:25 AM
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