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xdrive30001
May 27, 2020 11:17 PM CST
Hello my young lavender is drooping. it is 1 gallon pot. I bought it 14 days ago. watered once. it is drooping not just noon time, it dropping also when the sun is not up. I put it in my balcony. So it is full sun/partial sun. I live in US California San Diego USDA zone 8a to 10b. When I bought them, they were perked up. I think they start dripping from the 5th day. And I watered (not soak, just 1 cup water) on the 11th day. now they look like this. what should i do? this is the 3rd dead lavender if this is dead.

Thumb of 2020-05-28/xdrive30001/af3295 from the 1st photo, you can see, the size of the pot vs the plant size.


Thumb of 2020-05-28/xdrive30001/347da7 the 2nd and the 3rd photo show the soil. I think is not to try and it's not too wet. you can also see the drooping.


Thumb of 2020-05-28/xdrive30001/5a480c


Thumb of 2020-05-28/xdrive30001/0ca792 the 4th photo shows the bottom of the pot. The are a little root hanging outside. that is not rotten root, is it? that is not root bound either right? because the pot is pretty big compare to the small plants.

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kniphofia
May 27, 2020 11:26 PM CST
No matter what conditions lavender's like, any pot going without water for 2 weeks is in trouble.

Plant it in the ground if you can.

xdrive30001
May 27, 2020 11:42 PM CST
kniphofia said:No matter what conditions lavender's like, any pot going without water for 2 weeks is in trouble.

Plant it in the ground if you can.


thanks for reply. my last 2 pots dead because i watered too much i believe. they were drooping too. for this 3rd pot, from the photos, the soil looks moist to me, so i didn't dare to water it. when i touch the soil, it is not very dry. but i can take the soil out of pot i think, so you can tell how dry/moist the soil is. and i live in a condo, no way i can plant in ground Sad gosh i hope watering have rules like mathematics- black and white.
Name: Sue Taylor
Northumberland, UK
Charter ATP Member Bulbs Bookworm Amaryllis Houseplants Annuals
Garden Photography Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Foliage Fan Bee Lover Region: United Kingdom I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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kniphofia
May 28, 2020 1:20 AM CST
Unfortunately both over and underwatering can cause drooping leaves. Overwatering can damage the roots and they can't then take up water which can lead to root rot and sour compost.
Lavenders really aren't suited to indoor conditions and rarely thrive. I would just enjoy it while it lasts.

xdrive30001
May 30, 2020 7:10 PM CST
kniphofia said:Unfortunately both over and underwatering can cause drooping leaves. Overwatering can damage the roots and they can't then take up water which can lead to root rot and sour compost.
Lavenders really aren't suited to indoor conditions and rarely thrive. I would just enjoy it while it lasts.


Hi Kniphofia, thank you very much for your suggestion. My lavender perked up after I watered it. I will take your suggestion. Wait until it is dry and then water soak. Thank you very much to save my lavender.

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