help with my Euryops - Knowledgebase Question

Casper, WY
Question by len0paula
June 24, 2006
I have a green leaved Euryops that had been planted in a pot. The first month I had it it was doing great with lots of pretty yellow flowers. Now its not blooming and some of the leaves have turned brownish black. I've tried not to over water and always feel to see if the dirt is too wet. Can you please help me. I love this plant and plan to bring it in for the winter.
I had it on my front porch and decided maybe it was not getting enough sun. So I moved it a few days ago and nothing seems to be changing.
Thank you

Answer from NGA
June 24, 2006


Excessive browning from the base and working up the plant is sometimes due to overwatering. This plant is very tolerant of dry soil so you should not need to water it too often. To know if you need to water, check the soil with your finger. If it is still damp do not water yet. Also, you may find that some of the oldest foliage drops as the plant continues to grow. This is sometimes more noticeable if the plant is not grown in full sun. Now that you've moved it to a sunnier spot, the new foliage it develops should be healthy. When it begins to grow new leaves you can cut away the browning leaves. Just as a precaution, try to keep water off the leaves when you water your plant. Best wishes with your Euyrops.

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