Chrysanthemum Plants

My fall mums are dying

Zone Pearland, TX | Anonymous added on October 4, 2019 | Answered

Good afternoon! I bought some beautiful fall mums a few weeks ago and the yellow buds have started turning brown. I've been watering them daily and they sit on my front porch (partial sunlight - they get some direct sunlight in the afternoon). I attached a photo - does it took like they need more sunlight or water? They were so lovely when I first got them, it's a shame they seem to be dying. Thanks so much! -Laura T.

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Answered on October 7, 2019

They need 4 hours of sun daily. However, you can prolong bloom by giving it bright indirect light instead of full sun.

They do need plenty of water, but try watering thoroughly then waiting till the top of the soil is dry to water again. Daily may be too much. Make sure the pot is draining well.

Go ahead and cut off the brown buds. Also, inspect the plant for pests.

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