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Ayrshire, Scotland
May 20, 2020 5:11 AM CST
Looking for help & advice.
We have 2 great looking fatsia and only last week we noticed a big change on the foliage.
We have removed them from the soil and placed them in big planters in the shade for now as we have had a good spell of sunshine throughout lockdown.
Have we done the right thing and if so what is the next stage & best advice for helping it regain its lovely green looks?

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Name: one-eye-luke US.Vet.
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May 21, 2020 1:36 AM CST
When you transplanted your plant into a large container you raised the the water volume in the root zone. That cut off a lot of oxygen in in the roots and is slowing drowning your plant in moisture. Stop the watering and see if you can remove a little of the soil to help it dry. Be very gentle and remove as much as the new soil as you can to allow the moisture to escape. Any new soil laying on top of the older soil should be completely removed.

Remember a over watered plant pushes water through to the edge of its leaves, and if given in excess, this can cause veins at the edges to burst, which leads to browning.
NOT A EXPERT! Just a grow worm! I never met a plant I didn’t love.✌
Ayrshire, Scotland
May 21, 2020 2:17 AM CST
Hi & thanks for your reply.
Our fatsias had black leaves before we moved them into the planters.
I was moving them into shade as we've had some hot spells but when I googled some effects the weather has on them I thought that it might have been frost damage.
We did have a spell of arctic winds for a day or two.
Just don't know what it could be.

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