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Name: Shaliquinn
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Shaliquinn
Jun 30, 2016 10:27 AM CST
Ok so I have this little girl were technically in a zone 8 She is a blue moon wisteria, and was growing outdoors at our local nursery beautifully! She started wilting and leaves folding up like you were folding them in half along the stem veins....the lower ones yellowing and falling off. .. she is currently about 4 ft tall but with leaves only up till the firs 2 ft, the rest is new growth that hasn't had time to get leaves yet (she grows fast)

We assumed she was root bound and thus transplanted her into a 5.5 gallon pot, she made it through just fine, perked up a bit too with all the water.. but now... in the new pot shes doing it again, or rather still just a few days later, ok so probably not enough water.... well short of either flooding her to death or starving her on water, it doesnt seem to matter. her water consumption seem OVER KILL... like twice a day for 20 min is what im talking about..and i know what that can do so i held off. so instead i do a good soak once every few days once the soil is dry. she perks up with water... but again still not ever "happy"
we have good drainage in the soil, and even tried moving her into partial shade, then back into full sun...

ideas? because its seems off that she could require so much water... so something is amiss and even watered she only perks up a little.. wish i had
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Name: Brenden Reinhart
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bhart90
Jun 30, 2016 10:41 AM CST
If I'm interpreting this correctly, it's been under a week since the move?
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Name: Shaliquinn
Oregon, Willamette valley
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Shaliquinn
Jun 30, 2016 12:27 PM CST
no it has been a month and a half

it was dying prior to the move.
Name: Sue
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sooby
Jun 30, 2016 12:38 PM CST
Welcome! If she perks up with watering she needs more water. Is it possible the rootball dried out? If that happens the solution is to soak the pot in a container of water until it is heavy when you pick it up. Pouring water over an excessively dry rootball just results in the water running through and out of the pot without getting soaked in. I don't understand how you are watering a potted plant for 20 minutes? Is that with a sprinkler system? You need to use a watering can and apply enough that the weight increases, or leave the sprinkler on for longer, but I would first soak it in a tub to re-wet it.
Name: Daisy
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DaisyI
Jun 30, 2016 12:49 PM CST
Sue is making an excellent point. Soak the pot. Smiling
Name: Shaliquinn
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Shaliquinn
Jun 30, 2016 7:18 PM CST
ok i will try soaking it, we just bought our home so a lot of normal tools needed.. aka sprinkler..rankes...something to hang a hose on... lol we have been using the hose <3 thanks guys ill bet thats what has happened!!! it would make perfect scene i will let you know!! <3
Name: Shaliquinn
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Shaliquinn
Jun 30, 2016 9:37 PM CST
just in an afternoon she is brightening up a lot! thank you!
Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
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HamiltonSquare
Jul 1, 2016 12:11 AM CST
Just one thought. The black pot? It may get to hot when exposed to direct sun. Things will cook here and more so if the soil is wet.
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Name: Brenden Reinhart
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bhart90
Jul 1, 2016 9:27 AM CST
Odd how the leaves folded instead of wilt.... that part still puzzles me...
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Jul 1, 2016 9:47 AM CST

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I have a lot of plants where leaves fold in when they are thirsty, a good indicator. @bhart90
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Name: Brenden Reinhart
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bhart90
Jul 1, 2016 8:04 PM CST
Interesting, I can't think of any I have ever had.
Mine just droop down like there depressed because dad didn't water them (again)
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Name: Shaliquinn
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Shaliquinn
Jul 3, 2016 12:03 PM CST
ok so a few days later, after a good soak, she looks worse than ever (could i be over watering?)... ill be putting her into the ground as soon as possible, to help but its not super hot here in oregon so i dont worry about the heated pots too much... in the mean time ill shade the pot..
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HamiltonSquare
Jul 3, 2016 1:57 PM CST
It's not the air temperature that matters so much. It is sunlight on a black surface. Just feel the pot when it's been in the sun for awhile and then you'll know if it's an issue or not. Shrug!
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Shannon
Jul 3, 2016 2:09 PM CST
Hi Shaliquinn,

My wisteria really hated me until I planted it. She lost over 1/2 of the leaves but, once it was planted it did a lot better
and even bloomed twice this year. Hopefully your's is like mine Crossing Fingers! and gets Happy once in the ground :)

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Name: Shaliquinn
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Shaliquinn
Jul 3, 2016 3:29 PM CST
ok so a few days later, after a good soak, she looks worse than ever (could i be over watering?)... ill be putting her into the ground as soon as possible, to help but its not super hot here in oregon so i dont worry about the heated pots too much... in the mean time ill shade the pot..
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Jul 3, 2016 9:00 PM CST

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Name: Brenden Reinhart
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Jul 3, 2016 9:06 PM CST
Calif_Sue said:Hiccup? Green Grin!


Haha
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ediblelandscapingsc
Jul 3, 2016 9:07 PM CST
your potting mix looks like garden soil or topsoil it may do better in a quality potting mix so the roots can breath.
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Name: Shaliquinn
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Shaliquinn
Jul 4, 2016 2:20 AM CST
it is in a potting soil, my veggies and canibis plants are flourishing in it.
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ediblelandscapingsc
Jul 4, 2016 6:34 AM CST
is your veggies and pot in pots or raised beds with the potting soil? I noticed a few raised beds in the background that's why I ask
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