Houseplants forum→My baby bird of paradise needs help :(

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Luna721
May 27, 2020 9:28 AM CST
I got this baby about two weeks ago and immediately repotted into its current pot. I have it on my back porch. Pretty much right after I got it, it down poured for like three days straight. I tried to let it dry out after that and noticed the leaves were browning and curling. I read online that this is an indication of the plant thirsty. It's been extremely hot these past few days so I have been watering regularly (when I notice the soil is dry) but the stalk is looking bad. I'm concerned about root rot despite the fact that my pot drains well. What should I do to help bring my baby back to life?
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Name: Will Creed
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WillC
May 28, 2020 9:03 AM CST
Welcome! Your plant has several problems. It should not have been repotted. That is what damages roots more than overwatering. This is particularly true when some of the original soil is removed thereby damaging many of the tiny roothairs.

Unless it is in shade and protected from any direct sun at any time during the day it would do better inside. It also needs protection from rain amnd from temps much above 80 dgrees F.
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Horticultural Help, NYC
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