Rosmary Stems Wilting and Leaves Browning - Knowledgebase Question

New York, NY
Question by La_Stupenda
July 27, 1999
I receently purchased two rosemary plants and removed them from the plastic pots they were grown in and placed them into wide but shallow clay pots. For soil is used potting soil with some desert sand added for drainage,with a few eggshells added.

After about two days I noticed that the leaves were turning brown and the lower stems were starting to wilt. Naturally I assumed overwatering was the culprit so I stopped watering them. The plants are on a south facing windowsill which gets sun from 1pm until 4pm. From 4pm until midnight I place them under growlights make up for the short amount of daylight they are receiving.

My questions are: Could the rapid change of climate from outdoor to indoor have affected them (New York City has been very hot and humid this summer,so while they were outside they would have gotten used to that climate, but indoors I have the air conditoner on a good part if not all day). Also could you advise me on the best way to grow Rosemary indoors, I live in an apartment and therefore do not have access to a garden but just really love growing and using herbs. Are these plants dying or just readjusting to the change in "climate".


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Answer from NGA
July 27, 1999

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to see how they do and then add more when you have figured out the care routine that works best in your apartment microclimate.

to see how they do and then add more when you have figured out the care routine that works best in your apartment microclimate.

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