Jujube Trees
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I potted a jujube tree in a pot and it is drying out and stems are getting brown, like it is dying and leaves are brown and crumbly.

Zone 92882 | Anonymous added on December 28, 2019 | Answered

Is it dead? I just paid 75 dollars.

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on December 29, 2019

What you describe, "drying out, stems getting brown, like it's dying and leaves brown and crumbly" doesn't sound good, these are dire signs.

The handling and planting technique during potting and water management during and after the planting is critical for avoiding transplant shock and decline. It's possible that the soil root ball was broken, the roots were disturbed or cut or allowed to dry out, or the plant was not watered adequately before and immediately after the transplanting.

The only thing you can do is to keep the soil moist, but not muddy wet, and give it a couple of weeks or a month to respond with new growth.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/learn-how-to-avoid-and-repair-transplant-shock-in-plants.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/jujube/growing-jujube-in-pots.htm

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