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Name: Betsy
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piksihk
Sep 4, 2014 11:06 AM CST
Received a small plant - placed in pot outside under shade; noticed leaves are curling upwards - what could be the problem?
Checked soil and it is moist. Too much light or water? Help save it, please.
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Sep 4, 2014 12:11 PM CST
A picture will be worth a thousand words.

I think they are not terribly happy being transplanted.
Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Sep 4, 2014 12:46 PM CST
A picture sure would help a lot, Betsy.

I'd certainly doubt you're overwatering, those plants like lots of water.

Elaine

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Name: Betsy
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piksihk
Sep 5, 2014 1:53 PM CST
Alright, here's a couple of photos:
Thumb of 2014-09-05/piksihk/a9202b

Thumb of 2014-09-05/piksihk/50128e

I looked at the roots and they were wet - so added dry soil to pot.
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Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Sep 5, 2014 2:25 PM CST
Sounds like that was a good idea. I would stop watering the soil, and just mist the leaves with warm-ish water for a few days, to see if that helps. Give the roots a chance to dry a bit, and increase the humidity around the top.

Are you growing it outside? Indoors, it's going to be too cool and dry for that plant to be happy right now. Outside, be sure to keep it in the shade. Once it recovers, (it will show new growth) mine did great in dappled shade under my oak trees. Some morning sun, at the most.
Elaine

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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Sep 5, 2014 2:38 PM CST
I agree
Name: Betsy
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piksihk
Sep 5, 2014 3:12 PM CST
Thanks, Elaine & Hetty. I did mist them yesterday (they are on east facing windowsill). I will put them back outside - front porch and give them morning sun. The soil meter says soil is between dry and moist.
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Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Sep 5, 2014 5:32 PM CST
Betsy, no sun until the leaves open up again, I think. Keep it in the shade until you see new growth.
Elaine

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Name: Betsy
Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Daylilies Native Plants and Wildflowers Amaryllis Cottage Gardener Container Gardener
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piksihk
Sep 6, 2014 11:31 AM CST
Thanks, Elaine.
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