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Gordon, NE
SJade
Dec 2, 2017 5:53 PM CST
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I moved it & it dropped most of the leaves.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Dec 2, 2017 9:41 PM CST
Is this the same plant as in the previous thread?

The thread "Mules Ear plant" in Ask a Question forum

A lot of things can make a plant lose its leaves and moving is at the top of the list. You have to remember that you might be providing the same care but, for the plant, all circumstances are different.

When I lose plants, I can assure you most of them were lost because of a move.

Left in the dark too long. Different light. Different temperatures. Different humidity. They all play a role in the health of your plant. Hopefully, most will recover.
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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Dec 4, 2017 9:17 AM CST
You can make cutting or root the leaves.👍
I'd start new ones in small pots.
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Dec 4, 2017 10:56 AM CST
Or wait until the plants recover.
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Name: Paula
NYC suburbs (Zone 6b)
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Turbosaurus
Dec 4, 2017 10:24 PM CST
Be patient- sometimes it takes time to adjust-

Other times, we move them to places where the plant Can't survive- so tell us about the move, Where was it before and where did you put it? does it get sunlight?

And remember, when you change external conditions, you have to be vigilant becasue you will have to adjust the way you care for it. What works for a plant outside with hot summer temps and bright sun will need water on a much different schedule than it did outside. You could be over watering.
If you put it near a radiator (I think I see one in the pic) and your heat has been on it will dry out faster and you could be under watering. If you've recently accidentally let it get really really dry, give it a good drenching in the sink before you return to normal watering because some planting soil, if allowed to dry completely becomes hydrophobic- it actually pushes water away- so when you do water it just runs right out the bottom without ever soaking in. Poke your finger down in there, right down to the second knuckle and check to make sure its not dusty dry 2" down.
Gordon, NE
SJade
Dec 4, 2017 10:40 PM CST
I was forced to move & my plant doesn't like it. It was by a window w/ a heat vent, east. Now by a south window, vent off & more hours of sun. The leaves that fell off are plumb & stuck in dirt in various pots in hopes something goes better. Shrug!
Name: Paula
NYC suburbs (Zone 6b)
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Turbosaurus
Dec 7, 2017 3:09 PM CST
That's good news- in the long run a southern exposure will be better - you plant will be happier with more light. Its probably just adjusting.

Just make sure to reduce your watering since the hot air vent would have dried it out a lot faster before, and the plant will use a lot less water with fewer leaves. It won't need nearly as much now. FOrced air is dyer than the radiators I have, and even when I cluster plants together an 8" difference in how close it is to the heat make a BIG difference in the watering schedule.

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