curly leaves - Knowledgebase Question

Morton Grove, IL
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Question by olive3520
July 16, 2009
I just repotted a prayer plant that has about 15 leaves, almost all of which are curled up! What am I doing wrong? I used a clay pot. Does it need more water, less sunlight (it's in a west open window), no drafts? Help!

Answer from NGA
July 16, 2009
More than likely the plant is just showing some stress from being transplanted. Curling leaves can also indicate the need for a little more light. Don't put it in direct sunlight, but do more it a little closer to a window. Give it a week in its new spot. If there's no improvement, move it a little closer to a window. Within 2-3 weeks it should recover from the transplant shock and begin new growth. Enjoy your houseplant!

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