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Posted 1d ago by @Jenbo814

Neeeed help
Hello :) Im a newbie with this app and indoor plants. This is a recent purchase, came infested with spider mites, I sprayed it down with pesticides and left it for a few days. Yesterday I thought it would be a good time to repot it with new soil and liquid fertilizer. I made sure to gently wash the plant properly from head to toe and got rid of the old soil. This photo is today. What am I doing wrong? I have since moved the plant closer to the window for more light. We are in Spring in NZ, is it something to do with the low humidity??

Please help I want to save this baby
#Caladium #houseplant #heartofjesus #plantnewbie #needadvice
Give it a little while to get acclimated to the new pot/location, especially after such an ordeal πŸ˜ͺ I’m sorry you had to do all that for a new plant! Plants can be shocked very easily and from the sounds of itβ€” new home, new pot, and bath timeβ€” it just needs a good rest πŸ‘πŸ½β€οΈ
Welcome to Greg!

There is probably a lot going on here! Most plants want a few weeks to acclimate to our homes and will look a little sad during that time. Then, we can repot, play around with location, etc.

Obviously you were not given a choice here and had to do all the things all at once for this poor thing!

Unfortunately, these plants are sensitive so it's probably reacting to all the changes in its life. Good news is that you just repotted so you know everything under the soil looks great! I'd put it in a prime location and just leave it be for a while. Let it figure out it's new, pest free home.
Oooof. I was gonna say maybe the spray. But a lot WAS done to it in a short time so like @PlantMompy says just leave it now !

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