Gardening Know How Questions & Answers - https://questions.gardeningknowhow.com

My Lantana plant is drying

My lantana plant is drying suddenly – flowers dried, leaves turning brown, plant becoming brittle. I got this plant (small) a month back. It was doing well till about few days back. It is planted in a small pot. What am i doing wrong?


1 Comment (Open | Close)

1 Comment To "My Lantana plant is drying"

#1 Comment By MichiganDot On 08/14/2017 @ 9:54 am

Does your container have drainage holes? The picture shows very dry and poor soil, at least on top. Container plants need soil that is loose and drains well which is why potting soil mixes are popular. Regular garden soil can become compacted restricting root development and decreasing oxygen levels in the soil. I suggest trimming off the flower heads and several sets of leaves. After watering the previous day, transplant to a deeper container using potting soil or mixing equal parts garden soil, sand and compost. Locate the plant where it will have some protection from hot afternoon sun at least until it restarts new growth.


Article printed from Gardening Know How Questions & Answers: https://questions.gardeningknowhow.com

URL to article: https://questions.gardeningknowhow.com/my-lantana-plant-is-drying/

Have any questions about this topic? Visit us at http://questions.gardeningknowhow.com to ask your questions and get friendly answers from gardening experts.

You can also find us at:
'Like' us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/gardeningknowhow
Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/gardenknowhow - @gardenknowhow
Follow us on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/gardenknowhow/

Copyright © 2013 Gardening Know How Questions & Answers. All rights reserved.