DYING PLANT - Knowledgebase Question

Mahopac, Ne
Question by AMEDHP25
June 16, 2007
I BOUGHT A HANGING BASKET NAMED MILLION BELLS......IT WAS ASSUME WHEN GOT IT ...I HAVE FERTILIZXED IT AND WATERED WHEN NEEDED. IT IS ALL DEAD LOOKING WHAT IS WRONG.....IT IS IN THE SUN??? HELP


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Answer from NGA
June 16, 2007

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Calibrachoa, or Million Bells, looks very much like a miniature petunia, but it isn't. Featuring hundreds of small, petunia-like flowers, Million Bells is a fast-growing, heavy blooming, self-cleaning variety that blooms from spring through late fall. Million Bells has a low-growing, compact growth habit, and thrives in full sun. This beautiful new trailing variety is perfect in baskets, window boxes or as a ground cover, and is available in four colors. Plant Million Bells in full to partial sun in moist, well-drained soil that does not stay consistently wet.

I would cut away the obviously dead plant parts and if the roots are still alive, new branches will grow from the crown of the plant. Sometimes plants in containers can bake in the hot afternoon sun and no matter how much you water, the roots cannot recover. Instead of leaving it in the sun all day, move it to a spot that gets morning sun and filtered afternoon shade. This will protect the roots from baking and still provide enough sunshine for lots of flowers.

Best wishes with your plant!

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