Salvia wilting - Knowledgebase Question

VENICE, CA (Zone 10)
Question by musikbiz
March 9, 2009
I planted my flowers in a hanging tray on balcony...they did great first week and leaves are drooping...soil feels moist what have I done?

Answer from NGA
March 9, 2009


You may be killing your salvias with kindness. Salvias prefer soils on the dry side so keeping the soil too moist can cause root rot. You may be able salvage the plants or you may have to replace them. The key is to water thoroughly and then allow the top half inch of soil to dry out before watering again. Best wishes with your salvias!

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