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Q.Leaves Falling Off My Durant’s Plant,transplanted,why?

Zone 56601 | deannagreen950@gmail.com added on June 15, 2020 | Answered

I just bought my Duranta plant and it was in a small container so I transplanted it. A few days after the transplant, I noticed that it was losing its flowers and leaves. Why? Thank you.

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Answered on June 17, 2020

It looks to be very heavily overwatered. This will cause transplant shock, and leaf loss.

Planting into too large of a container too quickly will be responsible for this, usually. It is best to plant up only slightly larger than the original container each time, as too large of a container leaves too much soil with no roots through it. This soil will take much longer to dry out between watering.

Just make sure that the soil is completely dry down to about 3 inches or so between watering. If there is any moisture, at all, down to this depth then hold off on watering.

Here is an article to help you with the care of the plant:


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