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Jun 2, 2020 6:54 PM CST

I've had this plant for a few weeks now and at first it was going strong. But now it's looking super wilted and I'm not sure what to do. I have two other plants on the same windowsill and they're doing perfectly fine. There are new sprouts and leaves growing so it's not completely dead yet. Help!
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Jun 3, 2020 5:13 AM CST
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Hi, hope we can help,
Wilt can be too dry or too wet.
It looks like it is still in a plastic pot, set in the ceramic pot. That is my preferred way of doing it.
If you take the pot out of the white ceramic, does it feel heavy (wet) or light (dry)?
Plant it and they will come.
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Jun 3, 2020 7:14 AM CST
Name: Will Creed
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How do you determine when to water and how much do you give it?
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Jun 4, 2020 4:28 PM CST

Hi! Thanks for responding. I water it about once a week? And I will definitely try to put it in the ceramic pot
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Jun 4, 2020 8:39 PM CST

sallyg said:Hi, hope we can help,
Wilt can be too dry or too wet.
It looks like it is still in a plastic pot, set in the ceramic pot. That is my preferred way of doing it.
If you take the pot out of the white ceramic, does it feel heavy (wet) or light (dry)?


Sorry I'm not sure how to respond on this website, but I will definitely report it. It usually feels like it's dry
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Jun 4, 2020 8:40 PM CST

WillC said:How do you determine when to water and how much do you give it?


I water it about once a week, and water it until water comes out the holes at the bottom.
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Jun 5, 2020 7:56 AM CST
Name: Will Creed
NYC
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Welcome! Don't repot it. Do water it as soon as the top half-inch of soil feels dry to your touch. Keep it in a sunny location or it will lose its purple color.
Will Creed
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Jun 5, 2020 9:52 AM CST

WillC said: Welcome! Don't repot it. Do water it as soon as the top half-inch of soil feels dry to your touch. Keep it in a sunny location or it will lose its purple color.


Should I take off the wilted leaves or is there a chance they'll be ok? It looks worse now
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Jun 5, 2020 3:09 PM CST
Name: Will Creed
NYC
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The leaves should perk up after a good watering and the soil is saturated. If they don't, then the roots have been seriously damaged and are no longer able to absorb water.

Have you repotted it or otherwise disturbed the soil and roots?
Will Creed
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Jun 5, 2020 7:06 PM CST

WillC said:The leaves should perk up after a good watering and the soil is saturated. If they don't, then the roots have been seriously damaged and are no longer able to absorb water.

Have you repotted it or otherwise disturbed the soil and roots?


I haven't repotted it and don't think I've disturbed the roots ? Unless I overwatered it and made them rot, but I only water once a week so I don't think that's possible.
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Jun 6, 2020 7:30 AM CST
Name: Will Creed
NYC
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Do the leaves perk up after watering. Can you post a photo taken a day after a thorough watering?
Will Creed
Horticultural Help, NYC
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Contact me directly at wcreed@HorticulturalHelp.com
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