The Q&A Archives: Green-Leaved Euryops

Question: I have a Monrovia Green-Leaved Euryops, that I purchased from my local nursery, Alsip Nursery, Frankfort, IL. I live in Illinois, so I am keeping it in my house during the winter(temperature around 70 degrees). During the fall, I transplanted it into a larger pot, ( 14 in. diameter)( the Euryops is about 4 feet tall) and brought it into the house. Over time the bottom leaves have become very dry and brittle, and the plant has new growth on it, but some of the new growth is becoming wilted, (drooping over). I usually water it every 3 days pretty thoroughly, and I have it in a well-lighted area.
If you could get back to me on what the problem might be, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Answer: Excessive browning from the base and working up the plant is sometimes due to overwatering. This plant is very tolerant of dry soil so you should not need to water it too often. To know if you need to water, check the soil with your finger. If it is still damp do not water yet. Also, you may find that some of the oldest foliage drops as the plant continues to grow. This is sometimes more noticeable if the plant is not grown in full sun. Slow down on your watering and next spring after you take it back outdoors, you can pinch or prune the stem tips and the plant should develop new growth near the bottom and interior which will make it look dense and bushy.

Best wishes with your plant!

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