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Jun 15, 2015 7:17 AM CST
Help!!!! I'm not good at these, and obviously by the picture am failing miserably at taking care of this gift. Does anyone have any idea what type of plant it is? How much and often does it need water? Food? Sunlight?
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Name: Jay
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Jun 15, 2015 8:11 AM CST
Those are Lantana. By the browning of the leaves, I would think they are not getting enough water.

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Jun 15, 2015 8:48 AM CST
probably the pot is too small by now. Needs a larger pot (or plant in ground) and water. Likes mostly sun. They are not winter hardy.


You should change your settings to show your state or zone where you live. That way people will know how to advise you on plants. It is hard to do that without knowing what the climate is like where you live. You don't have to show a city if you don't want or a zip, just your state or zone would be helpful.
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Jun 15, 2015 8:59 AM CST
I agree, a variety of Common Lantana (Lantana camara) and they require lots of sun and probably a larger container. Here in Florida they grow in the ground and are drought tolerant once they've become established.
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Jun 15, 2015 9:26 AM CST
If you just got these plants, and very new, they may require a bit more stepped up watering till it gets more established. They really do good planted in ground, but I have mine in a bigger container and for the first year I have it in part sun/shade, and watering them then almost every other day, since our days go over 95F being inland location and we do not have any rain here for about 5 to 6 months so intensely dry. After that it has acclimated well.

So depending on your temps and rain conditions there, you may have to give it just a little more watering.

Jun 15, 2015 10:22 AM CST
Can NOT thank you all enough for the fast, great help!!! We are in Utrecht, Holland so sunlight does come often, but we will have lots for the next three months :). Thanks again to everyone for the kind help.

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