Rosemary Plants

Rosemary Plant

charliedog added on June 10, 2012 | Answered

My rosemary plant is in a terracotta pot, but it is dry and brittle and the needles are falling off. Is it dead or dying? What should I do? I live in AZ, so it gets plenty of sunshine and I thought I was careful to not overwater. Help.

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Answered on June 11, 2012

It is either underwatered or it has a fungus. In hotter climates plants need additional watering, especially in containers. If the plant itself is dried out to the stem, it will not recover. If only the soil is completly dried out, then soaking the pot in a tub of water will help rehydrate the soil again so the plant can get the water it needs.

If you feel it is getting enough water, treat the plant with a fungicide.

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