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Fatsia drooping

We received a fatsia when my mother-in-law passed away in Febrauary.  It was doing great until a few weeks ago.  It began to droop.  I thought it was just dry so I watered it and let it sit in the sink to drain.  It did not perk up.  I put it on our screened in porch.  It went totally flat.  I assumed this was due to the South GA heat.  I brought it back inside and it perked up a tad but it is still not standing tall.  Any Suggestions?


  • BijdezeeBijdezee Posts: 1,484
    Not sure what's going on there but have you tipped it out of the pot and had a look at the roots? There might be something eating the roots. 
  • Ruby12Ruby12 Posts: 2,193
    It may also need a bigger pot .
     Occasional flights into reality. B) 
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,029
    I'd agree - it needs a far bigger pot than that or it'll struggle to thrive.
    I expect your climate might be tricky for it. They grow best in a bit of shade, and they prefer some moisture. If you can get it in a shady position outdoors in the ground, it will do better. Failing that - a really big container, and a cool spot  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • AwkAwk Posts: 2
    Thank you! I am going to buy bigger pot today!  :)
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