Trasplanted outside plant from pot to ground

Zone Mesa, arizona | Cadence1127 added on April 23, 2018 | Answered

Got a new flowering plant was in a pot outdoors and I moved it to the ground now the leaves and flowers are droopy and drying out the plant calls for full sunlight 6 Plus hours a day and that's where to get don't know what's wrong need help to revive

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Answered on April 24, 2018

I always provide shade for newly transplanted plants for 3 days. This gives the roots time to recover from transplant shock. Anything that casts shade, like a cardboard box or leaf bag over a stick or shovel, can be used to create shade. Keep the plant shaded until it looks better. Water when the soil feels dry 1-2 inches down from the surface. Oddly enough, over-watering causes similar wilting to under-watering. Wind and hot weather increase water needs. The rocks in your garden hold heat and heat up the soil. If you are in a hot weather state, consider using wood mulch in place of rocks. Flowers are very draining on plant reserves. Remove the flowers on your stressed plants to make recovery easier. Another consideration is whether weed killer was used in the area this year or last. Some are persistent in the soil; glyphosate is not.

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