christmas tree - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by meera43
June 30, 2010
Transfered in the pot, even though it is water it dried up. what can I do to keep it alive?
which food to use?

Answer from NGA
June 30, 2010
Is the soil and rootball dried up? If so, and it's been outside in direct sun, the plant may not survive because soil heats up tremendously in pots in summer, basically "cooking" the roots if they dry out. If it's so dry that water just runs down the side of the pot and out the drainage hole without soaking the roots, try to rewet the rootball by plunging the entire pot into a bigger bucket that holds water and let it soak. Another option would be to remove the plant from the pot and soak it. Fertilizer at this point won't help, and may be more likely to burn the roots and kill the plant. You need to keep the soil and roots into a consistently moist environment. Good luck!

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