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Name: Migore
Porto Alegre, Brasil
Jan 20, 2017 7:58 PM CST
Hey, I got an indoor oregano and some leaves are drying and I'm wondering if my plant is sick. I just started to grow plants and don't have any knowledge about it. Is my plant sick? Is it mold?

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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Jan 21, 2017 3:11 PM CST

It would be helpful to see a photo of the entire plant. Can you post one?

I suspect you have some sort of insect infestation. And the droopiness of the stem tips that I can see suggest you might be over-watering.

Are you giving it bright light?
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Name: Migore
Porto Alegre, Brasil
Jan 22, 2017 6:21 AM CST
Thank You!

I was reading a bit more yesterday and I think it's over-watering. I use one of those self-watering pots, so the soil is always wet. Are those kinds of pots suitable for oregano?

There is bright light, but no direct sun light.

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Name: Sally
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Jan 22, 2017 10:10 AM CST
There's a lot written about growing herbs indoors. But most herbs, including oregano, like full outdoor sun and Mediterranean ones like oregano like drier soil. I really can't imagine indoor herb growing being easy or productive in most cases.
Anyway, as a cute potted plant, try to give it as much light as possible and not as wet. Household light, even windowsills, are much less light than outside in summer sun.
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