Why are my newly planted lantana wilting? - Knowledgebase Question

Plano, Te
Question by sandieloos
June 22, 2008
I live in Plano, Tx (lower south) and I just planted some lantana (and some vinca) in my flower beds. They are in the front lawn around my trees, but they do receive a significant amount of morning/afternoon sun. My vinca are good but the lantana are mad at me; I water them twice a day; and they are still wilting. (I just planted them about 3 days ago.) Is it too much/little water; not enough sun or just me? Help - I could move them to another spot that gets direct sun.

Answer from NGA
June 22, 2008



Both dry roots and soggy wet conditions can kill roots and result in wilting. It is also possible that when planted there was not good root-to-soil contact thus resulting in wilt prone plants. Try to keep the soil adequately moist. Summer is a tough time to plant in your hot climate and we have a fine line when it comes to watering between them quickly drying out and they being kept too soggy wet.

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