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Q.My lavender is dying

Zone Ebbs | s.beata44 added on June 19, 2019 | Answered

Hello everyone:)
I don’t understand why
I just bought it for indoor plant and did not overwater it. I water it only when it’s dry. I have it since couple of weeks, the first week everything was ok,then this happened and can’t do anything. I keep it outside for a couple of days and nothing maybe even worse
What could be the cause? What should I do ?
Thank you

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Answered on June 19, 2019

It is showing the symptoms of overwatering, I'm afraid. Sometimes the top of the soil can appear dry, and when you dig a little deeper you can find moisture.

Right now, you can mix up a small solution of 1/4 peroxide, to 3/4 water. Water this in, and make sure to let the soil dry out thoroughly between waterings.

After the treatment, and making sure that it is dry between watering, you should notice a halt in the wilting.

If this continues, you may have to switch varieties. Most lavender will not do too well indoors without extra lighting and heat. They are from a very hot, arid place and will need that to be replicated as close as possible.

Another alternative is to get a horticultural light. 100-200 watts will be plenty. It is best to use "gas-lit" bulbs such as Metal Halide, High Pressure Sodium, or Ceramic Metal Halide in this case, since they will produce more of the heat that the plant will need.

This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/lavender/lavender-as-a-houseplant.htm

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Answered on June 19, 2019

Thank you for your advice:)

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