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Q.Pilea Concern

Zone 45241 | Kristen Thiel added on June 30, 2020 | Answered

I purchased this little pilea a week ago. Since then, the leaves have started to drop. The leaves, and all but 2 of the stems are still firm, but they are not as perky as they were when I got it. I repotted and watered it the day I got it, and have not watered it since. The soil still feels moist. I am trying to figure out if it is a light issue, or if the little guy is still in shock and adjusting to its new home. I have 2 places it could go, neither are directly in front of a window. Option A: on a wall with a east wind & a north window in the room Option B: in a corner between a south window & a west window I had a really hard time finding this, so I want to get ahead of any problems! The picture were taken on a cloudy day.

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Answered on July 2, 2020

They are quite susceptible to transplant shock, and any disturbance to the root can make it look pretty bad for a little bit.

Proper care will be the only solution, as there is not much you can do for transplant shock in small plants.

This article will help you to care for it properly:


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