Help, my plant seems to be dying!

Hi, I purchased this lovely indoor plant from Tesco in December 2012. It is almost one year old now, and has had a very happy life in my sun facing window sill. It did very well this summer with the hot weather we had, and it grew fantastically well.


I have noticed that recently, half of the plan seems to have gone brown and quite a few branches are dead. I have noticed at the ends of the buds on each branch. Is this normal and if not, what can I do to help my plant?



  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 42,754

    I believe these were sold last year as "Christmas decorations" but are not intended to be kept indoor longterm - it's a variety of spruce (traditional Christmas tree) and needs to be kept outside, perhaps bringing indoors for a week or so over the Christmas period.  

    It sounds as if it's been scorched by the sun.  If you want to try to save it I'd pot it on into a slightly larger pot, using John Innes No 2 loam-based compost with some added grit.  

    Then I'd harden it off  (explained here)  to get it used to the outside conditions, and keep it in a sheltered corner outside for 12 months, before bringing it indoors in 13 months' time for Christmas 2014 for a few days only.

    A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in - Greek proverb 
  • I would put it out doors where it really wants to be as its hates central dove says,but hey you done well to keep it going.

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