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Posted 1w ago by @WarmWychelm

Drooping
#PinstripePlant hi im new to this app and was wondering if anyone could help with my calatheas drooping leaves? I bought her last sunday, shes sat on wet pebbles to help with humidity (i live in a humid area too) and ive now moved her to the window sill but still no real change :( any suggestions?
8” pot with drainage
Last watered 5 days ago
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I see that you last watered 1 day ago, and she may still need some time to perk up and adjust to your home. If she hasn’t perked up after another day or so, she may not be getting enough light (which could also risk waterlogged soil). Keep an eye out πŸ‘πŸ½
@NewGrowth thank you! I know calatheas are notoriously difficult to pleaseπŸ˜‚ shes next to the open window at the moment to help with the waterlog risk too
@WarmWychelm I think the location you have her should be pretty good as far as lighting goes as long as she’s not getting too hot or cold from the window. Allow her enough time to settle into one location and adjust from there.
@NewGrowth got it! Thanks for your help!!
@WarmWychelm no problem, keep us updated!
How much water did you give it?? They like filtered, distilled, or rain water. I shower mine and let the water run through the soil. They love showers 🚿
@Jilliebeanstalk i watered it so it was just trickling through the drainage holes, i think im gonna start distilling water for both my calatheas, any advice on the best way to do it? :)
@Jilliebeanstalk i also currently let the tap water sit for atleast 24hr before i use it to water them, ive heard this does a similar thing but correct me if im wrong ofc!
@WarmWychelm yea that perfect too. I’ve tried mine in many different places in my home and this summer some almost died during the drought. My A/C dried out the house pretty good. They’ve done BEST in the bathroom. They’re moving back there very soon.
@Jilliebeanstalk when it gets colder im gonna start bringing them in the bathroom with me to boost their humidity a bit :)
@WarmWychelm how is it looking??
@Jilliebeanstalk really perked up! Watered it with rainwater for its last water and theres only a couple leaves still drooping but theyre standing up tall at night! Thanks for your advice!!
@WarmWychelm of course. Um photo please?!?

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