|I RECEIVED SMALL POT OF MUMS. I KEPT THEM WATERED, IN THE HOUSE IN SUNLIGHT. THEY ARE NOW DRYING OR DIEING, CAN I TRANSPLANT IN A POT OUTSIDE. EAST VALLEY ARIZONA
|Answer from NGA
April 24, 2010
|The mums won't be happy outdoors in the summer heat. Even in the shade the dry air will kill it. You can try cutting back the dead flowers and the stems to help renew the plant. If the roots are healthy you'll get new stems and leaves. If not, consider it a temporary joy and replace it with a new plant. Wish I could be more positive, but mums just don't like living in the desert!
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