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Posted 6M ago by @noelani_aquino

help!! the leaves are droopy and eventually they shrivel ...

#Caladium
2ft to light, indirect
4” pot with drainage
Last watered 5 months ago
I think it might be possible that you overwatered it. It looks like it’s in a catch pot. So if the water is draining out of the original pot and just drains into the white pot, that means that it’s constantly sitting in water and cause οΏΌroot rot, also, I can’t really tell that good but the soil looks a bit soggy. So sometimes that can cause the plant to not look great., I have mine outside in a shade bed and it seems to like that a lot maybe it’s not getting enough light, and if you’re overwatering that can be a bad combo. I would recommend maybe repotting it into some dry, clean οΏΌsoil, & I think you should go ahead and trim those dead leaves at the bottom so the plant can focus on growing new ones. Also make sure it’s not staying super wet all the time, because a lot of plants don’t like that. Just some recommendations.
Another thing using tap water (city water) for your plants isn’t good unless you were distilling it or letting it sit a couple days before using city water has a lot of chemicals in it that are too hard for the plant like chlorine etc. and can cause Leaf burn at the tips
I’m seeing 2 things, over watered and needing more light. They get super leggy and have sparse leaf when stretching for light . I’d let it dry out & move it where it can get much more or longer indirect light or get a small full spectrum grow light.
i repotted it into this pot about 2 weeks ago with fresh soil because the old pot seemed to big and i don’t put it back into the ceramic pot until it’s fully drained
i also let my tap water sit in a glass gallon jug for a few days before watering with it. not sure if that does anything for the tap water situation
Put your plant further up on the support pole. The stems may snap off. I need to do the same thing!! They grow fast and tall!! πŸŒ΅πŸ¦ŽπŸœοΈπŸ¦‹πŸͺ΄