The Q&A Archives: My Plitotus Joey is dying

Question: I planted it in a container with Miracle Grow soil. I've watered it but it was also able to get rain. It bloomed really well then the leaves turned brown and the blooms wilted. Some of the stems turned yellow. Is it too late or can I save it somehow? Some of the stems still have green and some blooms. Please help.

Answer: Joey plant is from Australia so it is best adapted to hot, dry locations. You may be overwatering, especially if the plant is turning brown and wilting. I would cut away the dead and dying leaves and flower stems and adjust the watering. Allow the top of the soil to dry out between waterings. I hope it perks up soon! Your Joey plant is considered a long day bloomer which means it will really bloom well in June, July and August, but not so well when the days get short, so I hope it recovers right away so you can enjoy the flowers. Best wishes with your plant!

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