found rotted and
mushy roots when transplanting, your plant wasn't happy in its
pot. The roots where suffocating as the potting materials
decomposed. Expect some
wilted leaves at first.
wrinkled leaves means they're dehydrated. If your plant isn't
absorbing water (at the roots) and sending it up to the leaves,
they dry out and become limp and wrinkled.
roots. Did your old roots look like this?
transplant with droopy leaves.
leaves - the roots aren't sending up any moisture.
Give the roots a
Wilting leaves! Your
first instinct is to more water.
the wrong response!
The roots have shut
need more air,
To make sure air is moving freely around the LECA pebbles, dump out all
the water. Then, wait several days before rewatering.
After several days, rewater only 1/4 on gauge. Allow enough
time to for system to dry out completey before rewatering.
make sure the system is completely dry, use the
indicator as handle and lift inner pot. Check bottom for moisture.
When bottom is dry, rewater. Allowing the system to
between waterings promotes maximum air flow and encourages new root
Make sure system is completely dry
before rewatering. Using water gauge as a handle, lift inner pot and
check bottom for dryness.
the problem persists, repotting (again) might be necessary. Gently
plant from its pot to see what's
away mushy roots (again). Your plant might even look like this when
trim away wrinkled leaves so plant will concentarte on new
growth. Old leaves won't perk up again anyway. Don't remove all the
leaves - keep at least 2 on the plant.
plant again. Try using a smaller pot so the system dries out
faster- getting more air to the roots.
|Change the watering
any standing water at the base for several
weeks. The new watering routine will be:
- Using the water gauge as a handle,
plant (and inner pot) from outer pot.
- Slowly pour KLN solution (2
through the pebbles at sink. No nutrients yet. Nutrients are for leaves
flowers and can actually be harmful to undeveloped roots.
plant to outer pot - no standing water at the base.
process 1-2 times per week.
Struggling plants take 4-6 weeks to respond. When it looks like the
recovering (nothing bad happens), return to your regular watering
routine. Apply nutrients at 1/2 strength.
Otherwise, continue watering with this process until plant
recovers (or until you decide to give up and send the poor thing to
the KLN solution in a cool spot. (Refigerator is a good idea in the
summer.) Mature plants enjoy a KLN watering every
Slowly pour KLN
solution through pebbles at sink. Then return plant to outer pot.