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Blvckflora
May 28, 2018 9:53 AM CST
Hi there! About 2 days ago i bought a purple waffle plant (hemigraphis colorata) for my geckos vivarium. Before i put it in the vivarium, i had to bare root it and process it to make sure no pests or fertilizer gets in the tank. I read that like a good amount of water so i gave it good watering both days. I use a 15w lightbulb in the tank, and its also in a room that gets med/bright light. This morning the entire plant is drooping. The stems look healthy, just droopy. The leaves are not dry. My question is, why is it drooping? I assume might be from the watering but if so, will the stand back up?



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DaisyI
May 28, 2018 10:43 AM CST
Welcome!

I suspect the rough handling of the roots has lead to transplant shock. You will have to give it some time to either die or revive. Only time will tell.

Next time flush the potting soil with a lot of water to get rid of whatever might be in the soil.
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Blvckflora
May 28, 2018 12:20 PM CST
Thank you! I figured the processing would be traumatic for the plant. Its also going from standard potting soil to my organic substrate. Theres a lot of changes in a short amount of time! Ill keep my fingers crossed and hope for the best.

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