Drooping Spreading Lantana Tree - Knowledgebase Question

White Plains, NY
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Question by palrac
July 10, 2005
I had purchased a Spreading Lantana Tree #1478. I have two questions: 1).; The leaves on the Lantana when in full sun droop and has had plenty of water, Is this normal? 2). There are about three offsprings attached to the botton on the tree. Can I cut these off to produce another tree?

Answer from NGA
July 10, 2005
Your lantana should not be drooping or wilting, no. The two most common reasons for this to happen are over and under watering. The soil should be kept evenly moist but not sopping wet. To know if you need to water, check down into the soil with your finger, if it is still damp do not water yet. When you water, make sure it soaks into the soil thoroughly and runs out the bottom of the container. If your container is sitting on a saucer, empty the saucer of excess water. Also make sure the drain holes in the container are not blocked.

These so-called trees are usually grafted. Any growth along the trunk below the graft or from the ground should be removed right away. You can probably root it but it will not match the top growth since it is from the root stock.

Good luck with your lantana.

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