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Lvflowers
Mar 8, 2016 8:32 PM CST
I have mine on a 12" container maybe a little larger.....I planted last year had to keep moving from sun to part shade....asked nursery and they were no help. I love this plant in magazines ordered on line .....I live in California maybe it's to hot in Concord were east bay....Want to help my plant thrive any help appreciated .....thanks Vickki
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Mar 8, 2016 9:06 PM CST
Hi Vickki, Welcome to ATP. Welcome!

I'm not sure what the question is so if I miss by a mile, let me know. You have had a Lobelia aguana growing in a 12 inch or so pot for the last year. You keep moving it, trying to find the perfect place? Because it's not blooming? Because it is not healthy? Because....?

Why are you moving it back and forth between the shade and sunny spot?

These plants will handle full sun but will live in part shade. It may be that it's not blooming because it should be planted in the ground - this is a huge plant often getting 5 feet in every direction.

If you must keep it in a pot, you need a bigger pot. I would find something insulated (a lot of plants hate hot roots) and large, maybe 10 or 15 gallons.

Daisy

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Lvflowers
Mar 8, 2016 9:11 PM CST
Sorry should have been more specific ...problem is leaves keeping drying out from bottom up.S I keep moving thought I should water more because of the dying leaves but that didn't help...I will go out to look for larger insulated pot ..Is sun ok it probably reaches 103 at its hottest here.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Mar 8, 2016 10:08 PM CST
If you can find a spot that gets afternoon shade, that would probably help as its in a pot. I think these are low water plants so maybe you are inadvertently over watering. Make sure the top inch of soil is dry before watering. In that small a pot it may be root bound also.

Keep us posted.

Daisyp
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