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I have a Lilly pilly in a pot that's about 1.5m high. leaves are drying out and wilting.

The plant has been doing really well for the last few months and over the last few days the plant has started to dry out. There are no spots on leaves or anything eating them. Soil is still damp, I am watering it regularly. It did get blown around a bit in some storms we had recently. Is there anything I can do to bring the plant back to good health.

Submitted: 07:37PM, 31 Jan 2016
Answer: Hello Lee,

It does sound like some damage may have been done to the roots when the plant was blown around. I would suggest pruning back at least 30% of the leaf mass, staking the plant securely (for at least the next few months) and watering with Yates Waterwise Soil Wetter a few times in the next fortnight along with necessary watering to maintain moist soil between treatments.

Once it does start to recover, you may consider a feed of Yates Acticote Natives scratched into the surface of the potting soil. Consider a layer of mulch above that to help regulate temperature and moisture in the pot.

All the very best with it, Lee. I do hope you get a second chance with your lilly pilly.

Kind regards,

Matt
Yates Consumer Advice Horticulturalist

Answered: 08:10PM, 02 Feb 2016

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