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petunias drooping in a basket

Zone New jersey | anitadavishaddon added on April 17, 2015 | Answered

Got petunias in a basket for Easter. It's hangingĀ in full sun. It has rained so they are watered but the whole plant now just droops down over basket. Can it be saved?

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shelley
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Answered on April 17, 2015

The only thing I can think of is perhaps your petunias have been over-watered. Perhaps they got drenched or battered down in the rain? And, is there adequate drainage in your hanging basket? Feel the soil - if it's damp/soggy then your petunias have definitely been overwatered and should be probably be re-potted in fresh soil after being inspected for possible root rot. More information on root rot can be found here:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/treating-root-rot-gardening-tips-for-housplants.htm

For more information on growing petunias, please visit the following link:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/petunia/petunia-care.htm

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