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Surrey, England
mmville
Jun 1, 2020 9:04 AM CST
Hello!

I just got this calathea misto all the way from the Netherlands (I'm in the UK) and he is NOT happy. He was a bit droopy when I opened the box (expected) but became increasingly more droopy after I watered him (the company recommended you drench the plant upon receiving them, the soil was dry before I watered him). I've only had him for 2 hours!

He's since curled his leaves in so far they're touching the stem, and two stems have just fallen to the floor! The stems aren't mushy or droopy at all, I have no idea why these two have fallen out, they were fine when I opened the box.

Any help would be very much appreciated!!! I've never worked with calatheas before so don't have any experience with them. Can he be saved?

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Name: Will Creed
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WillC
Jun 1, 2020 9:30 AM CST
Yours is a plant that has leaves that naturally arch with stems that may bend outward a bit. Yours was just recently shipped so it is too early to tell if it is still reacting to that.

As long as you have thoroughly moistened the soil, give it a week or so to see how it is doing. In the interim cut off any stems that lean out of the pot and provide lots of bright, indirect sunlight.
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Surrey, England
mmville
Jun 1, 2020 10:13 AM CST
WillC said:Yours is a plant that has leaves that naturally arch with stems that may bend outward a bit. Yours was just recently shipped so it is too early to tell if it is still reacting to that.

As long as you have thoroughly moistened the soil, give it a week or so to see how it is doing. In the interim cut off any stems that lean out of the pot and provide lots of bright, indirect sunlight.


Thank you! I'll do just that then and hope he'll be ok soon!

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