i think it's dying - Knowledgebase Question

valrico, Fl
Question by matthew0826
May 12, 2010
i planted several princess flower bushes and now they have turned brown down be the root. i thought that it might be a watering problem, but i have been doing the more often. i had used a pesticide before the problem. help before i lose these.

Answer from NGA
May 12, 2010


Princess flower bushes grow well in full sunshine but do appreciate shelter from hot afternoon sunshine in Florida. They need moist but well draining soils. Your plants might be getting too much sunshine, not enough water, or they may be reacting to the pesticide you used. Some plants are more sensitive to the oils and chemicals in pesticides than other plants. At this point you may just want to wait and see what happens. If the roots are healthy, they will send up healthy new stems and you can prune away the dead tops of the plants. Wish I had more ideas to share. Hope your plants recover!

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