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 your plant is not
drinking water and sending it up to the leaves. It's dehydrated.
The roots have shut down and
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 boost
|Wilting leaves! Your
first instinct is to more water. |
Stop! That's exactly
the wrong response!
need more air,
water. Make sure the system is completely dry before rewatering. This
encourages new roots to grow.
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 dry out
between waterings encourages maximum air flow at the roots.
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 routine.
any standing water at the base for several
weeks. The new watering routine will be:|
- Using the water gauge as a handle, remove plant (and inner pot) from outer pot.
- Slowly pour KLN solution (2
through the pebbles at sink. No nutrients yet. Nutrients are for leaves and
flowers and can actually be harmful to undeveloped roots.
plant to outer pot.
process 1-2 times per week.
plants will take 4-6 weeks to respond. When it looks like it's
perky at new growth tip) return to the regular watering
routine along with
nutrients. 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 couple of
Slowly pour KLN solution through pebbles at sink. Then return plant to outer pot.