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Q.plant drooping after repotting

Zone Zambia, South Central Africa | Anonymous added on February 8, 2017 | Answered

After replanting into the container, a day later the plant started to face downwards like it was dying. What should I do? Can it be revived or maybe it’s lacking something?

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Answered on February 14, 2017

This could also be attributed to stress from repotting, which is common and should clear on its own once it adjusts. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/hpgen/repotting-stress-treatment.htm

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Answered on February 8, 2017

There can be different reasons for this, depending on the type of plant.

Some plants prefer to be more root bound in a pot and may not have needed repotting.

A good guideline for repotting is to only go up 1 size in pots. If it was in a 6" pot, then use a 7 or 8" pot.
Most plants require a well draining potting soil, though some plants may need more specific soils.
If the pot is to large for a plant, they can become to soggy from excess water and the plant can die from root rot.
Make sure the soil is well draining.
Most common houseplants should be watered when the top inch or so of soil is dry.

If you think you used to large of a container, try gently removing the plant and repotting into a suitable size pot.
Allow the excess water to drain.


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