do nothing plants - Knowledgebase Question

seminole, fl
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Question by peatea101
April 10, 2006
i planted 2 flame vines approx 1 1/2 months ago. they were planted next to my drive-way and hopefully will vine onto my fence.
the problem is, they are not doing much...a few new leaves on one are sprouting, but the other is rather dormant. they are in full sun, are watered by sprinkler system 4 X a week, the water is reclaimed. They were originally planted with lots of compost, and i also watered them with transplant fertilizer.

The leaves are not vibrant and the plant just stays the same week after week.
I originally thought the cement of the driveway was effecting them, if so what to do to contradict that?
I look forward to any advice you can give thank you patricia

Answer from NGA
April 10, 2006

That sounds like too much water. Plants don't like to have their roots constantly saturated. Dig down a fee inches into the soil and feel it for moisture content. If you can back off to once or twice a week with a good soaking that would be better. I doubt the cement is the problem.

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