I have a Nandina Domestica in my West faced balcony. When I bought it a
month ago, it was really beautiful and healthy but now the leaves are
very very dry, brownish and almost crinkled....what happened? I have
watered it regularly and also added some general purpose plant food, I
just want to know what I have done wrong and if the plant is dead?
Does the container have a drain hole at the bottom? If not, the plant
might have drowned.
Was the soil somewhat dry when you fed it? If so, you might have burned
the roots with the fertilizer. The soil should be moist (not wet) when
you feed potted plants; then you should add some water to start the
process of rinsing the fertilizer into the soil (but not enough water to
make the soil soggy).
You might have over-fed it or used fertilizer that is too strong.
David E. Ross
Climate: California Mediterranean, see
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