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Q.After Successfully Rooting My Citronella Cuttings, I Planted It And It Is Immediately Not Doing Well. Day 2 And It’s Already

Zone 27562 | Arvance added on August 19, 2020 | Answered

wilting (I watered right after potting and this morning as well) – any suggestions on how not to kill it? Are there tips on transferring from rooting in water to planting? Thank you!

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Answered on August 19, 2020

It is sometimes hard for a plant to make the transition from water to soil. Water roots are more delicate than soil roots and can easily be damaged when planted in soil. Since the roots are used to continuous water, keep your soil moist for a few days till your plants are able to grow new "soil" roots.

Cut off some of the top foliage so the plant will direct its energy to producing roots. You can use those cuttings to produce more plants in case this one doesn't make it. :)

In the case of water rooting, once the roots are 1/2 to an inch long, you can move them to soil.

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