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Q.What are the leaves of my Zinnia plants shrinking and drooping although the soil is moist?

Zone Kolkata | Anonymous added on July 13, 2019 | Answered

They were good a week ago..but the condition is not improving now.. I have the same plants in 2 more pots but they are okay.

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Answered on July 13, 2019

It sounds like they are a bit too moist. They need to dry out between waterings. In fact, they prefer dryer soils once they are mature.

Be sure to let them dry out a little between watering, and treat with a fungicide.

This article will offer information on fungicide use: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/info/using-fungicides-in-garden.htm

This article will help you with Zinnia care: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/zinnia/growing-zinnia-flowers.htm

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Answered on July 13, 2019

It looks like you are using topsoil in your container. This doesn't work well for many plants; consequently, potting mix (no soil included) leads to much better growth.

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