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Denver, NC
Mtndweller
May 29, 2020 7:47 PM CST
I just got my first pilea plant almost 2 weeks ago. It was shipped quickly in the browser's 2" plastic pot. Looked good upon arrival, however my daughter knowed it off the window sill a couple days after it got here and right into the kitchen sink... While i was washing dishes! I scooped her out fast and did my best to dry her out. Its been about a week now and i put her in a 4"pot with quick draining cacti/succulent mix. However, she lost 2 small leaves that turned yellow... And now her bottom leaves and drooping BAD! And a couple small brown spots showed up after the fall into the sink also, but seem to have stopped or gottwn better in the past few days. Is she still in shock from shipment? Or did the quick swim in the sink really mess her up? Or is the pot too big? No infestation or problems of any kind that i have seen. I really dont want her to die on me!! Please help!
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
May 29, 2020 9:52 PM CST
Welcome!

Its probably in shock from the move and the sudden repotting but, give it a drink and see if that improves things. Make sure the soil absorbs the water.
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Denver, NC
Mtndweller
May 29, 2020 10:06 PM CST
Ok. I was afraid it may have gotten too much water from the fall into the sink a few days ago. But ill try giving it just a little drink. Fingers crossed. Does the pot appear to be an ok size? It went from the 2" i recieved it in, to this 4"... Quite a big size difference so now im worried i should have gone a bit smaller. Crossing Fingers!
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
May 29, 2020 10:26 PM CST
The pot should be just bigger than the root system so it probably is overpotted. But, moving it again won't be good for it either. Leave it in that pot but remember the soil will take longer to dry.

I suggested watering because the soil appears very dry. If you stick your finger down into the soil, is it damp? If its dry, water until some comes out the bottom, then check the soil again.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

President: Orchid Society of Northern Nevada
Webmaster: osnnv.org

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