Loropetalum Chinensis - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by val32549
September 28, 2010
I want to try and save a bonsai plant I might have killed by overwatering. I extracted the tree from the planted and have let it thoroughly dry out. Should I cut back all the dead leaves and then replant it? How long should it take for me to know if it survived?Put Outdoors again if okay?

Answer from NGA
September 28, 2010
Start by removing any dead or mushy roots and then replant it in fresh potting soil or fresh garden soil. Moisten the soil first, then replant your loropetalum , then water sparingly - just enough to settle the soil. The dead leaves will fall off on their own. Place it back where it was originally outdoors. If it survived, you should see signs of new growth in 3-4 weeks. Hope it recovers!

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