plant is dying - Knowledgebase Question

Question by lloulou36
June 30, 2010
purchased a schizophragma hydrangeoides

Answer from NGA
June 30, 2010


Without knowing more about its care, it's hard to say, but here are some things to consider. It prefers partial shaded or dappled sunlight and moist acidic soil. It may be suffering from transplant shock, as it is fairly slow to "get growing." Were roots healthy when you transplanted? When you water, be sure the entire root zone is moistened, but don't let roots sit in soggy soil. If it's still in a pot, empty saucer beneath after watering so salts aren't reabsorbed. Be sure the pot isn't in hot sun, as the soil will heat up much higher than surrounding temperatures. Finally, was fertilizer applied? The symptoms you describe could also be caused by overfeeding and fertilizer burn. I hope this info helps sort it out!

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