what happened to my pineapple sage? - Knowledgebase Question

san pedro, Ca
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Question by ninalu2006b
July 22, 2010
I bought a pineapple sage and I planted directly on the soil. It started growing so fast that it was covering my basil, so I decided that because it was so gorgeous I'll just plant it in a pot and have it in my front door, with the same exact sun exposure. Suddenly, it started dying, the leaves were brown and they started to fall. I moved the pot to another spot without success, help??

Answer from NGA
July 22, 2010
I suspect that your plant was growing happily in the ground and when you moved it you may have damaged the roots. It can take several weeks for the roots to re-establish themselves in a new growing spot and in the meantime the leaves can drop and the plant can look unhappy. Usually the roots will establish and new growth will develop. At that time you can prune away the dead and dying stems and leaves and your plant will eventually grow to look like it did before the move. Don't give up on your plant just yet - it may still be trying to settle in and regrow new roots. Once it does you should see healthy new stems and leaves. Good luck with your pineapple sage!

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