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by lilitu on July 11, 2004 06:16 PM
I have a small azalea...bush? plant? that I have been keeping indoors. It started out beautifully-bushy pink blooms, full green foliage. And it was doing well until about 2 weeks ago- the flowers started turning brown and crispy- almost like tissue paper-and the buds began to grow in this way also. Yesterday the leaves started completely shrivelling and dying. I don't want it to die! (except for the new growth...but I'd rather save the plant before that also becomes shrivelly and falls off) [tears] I want it to grow big and strong! So I think I need some help from someone who knows what they are doing [Smile]
by Newt on July 11, 2004 11:25 PM
Hi Lilitu,
It sounds as if it's done blooming. The leaves shouldn't be drying out though. I'm not sure of your level of expertise, but have you looked to see if it's rootbound. Did you let the soil get very dry?


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by lilitu on July 12, 2004 06:26 PM
No, I haven't yet checked to see if it's root bound- mostly becuz the thought hadn't occurred to me [Smile] The soil got very dry once, so I took the whole thing out of it's pot and gave it a little dunk until it was soaked again. After that I had no problems. Thanks for your help

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