Q.How Can I Tell If My Ocotillo Is Dead?
I have a rather large ocotillo that was transplanted into my yard from a construction site. It was alive when transplanted, and was placed 10-15 feet away from another live ocotillo. It has not sprouted any leaves, so I’m wondering if it is dead with no hope of coming back to life.
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I would give it more time. It may be establishing its root system rather than growing leaves. The article below says it can take 6 to 12 months to establish and start growing leaves. Continue to water it until it starts leafing out, then you can let rain do the watering.