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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 3:25 pm 
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Can you tell me why my plant (in a 15" container) is always droopy? I am afraid to overwater it. Container has good drainage. It was repoted from 1 gallon container purchased in May at Callaways on Preston Rd. Did have to cut tightly wound roots when i repotted it. And it has grown and now has flowers. But still gets droopy every day. Is this their nature?


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How much sun does it get? How often do you water it? Be sure and feel the soil, about an inch or 2 down before you water. If the soil feels moist, son't water till it's beginning to dry. If it's getting full sun, I would move it so that it only gets morning sun.

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Do shastas prefer to be in the ground rather than in a pot? Just wondering...

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 9:44 am 
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thanks for the insite. I use a moister meter and it shows moist soil. but watered anyway because they looked so pitiful. i will take the advise and let them get only a.m. sun. want to put them in the garden (to be built) this fall.


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Just remember that the symptoms of over watering can look like underwatering. Wilting leaves or drooping plants can be characteristics of both.

I believe that Shastas are good in pots or the ground, if the location is right. Some people have their shastas come back every year, mine never did.

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