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May 21, 2020 5:09 PM CST
|Hello fellow plant lovers! I have just embarked on the journey of plant motherhood and I could not be more excited! I went to the local farmer's market this past Sunday and adopted my first plant babies! I am unable to identify what type one of them is (his name is Daniel, he is just so peaceful and charismatic). Unfortunately, Daniel is dying and I cannot let him go out like this! Does anyone here know what type of plant Daniel is and what is happening to him!? Any help would be greatly appreciated, as this is my worst nightmare.
May 21, 2020 5:17 PM CST
|Don't know the plant, but looks like lack of water. Did you check the soil moisture? When was the last time you've watered?
Also, does it receive direct sunlight? What's the temperature and humidity in your house?
All questions that need answering!
Usually: how hotter and sunnier a plant is, the more water it needs. Wind/draft also increases this need due to a higher evaporation rate.
Name: Will Creed
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May 21, 2020 5:26 PM CST
|It looks like you have a FIcus Pumila or Creeping Fig and it is wilting badly. It is a plant that does not tolerate dry soil. Yours may have gotten so dry that the soil has become water-resistant so you may need to take it down and move it to the sink where you can completely rewet and saturate the soil. Don't worry, excess water will run through the drain holes.
After the soil has been re-saturated you can hang it again. Check the soil daily so you will know to water it thoroughly as soon as the surface of the soil feels almost dry.
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