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07/08/2013 at 15:03

Hi Everybody.

im new to this forum and to gardening. 

i have a Senecio Sunshine evergreen shrub which was doing very well since purchased about two months ago and repotted into a large pot. 

Its about 30cm high and wide.  Sunny aspect. 

I've been using mains water in a hard water area. 

fed with miracle gro 3 days ago and 3 weeks ago. 

The leaves are now starting to droop alarmingly. 

Anybody have an idea what might be happening ?

thank you in advance. 


07/08/2013 at 15:32

It loves hot and dry. I think you maybe looking after it too well. Are the leaves yellowing? A sign of overwatering. Try letting it dry out between watering.

07/08/2013 at 15:37

Could be over/under watering.  Put your index finger in the growing medium, if it feels dry to your middle  knuckle, it needs water, if very wet or moist let it dry out for a few days.

It may also rather be planted in the ground.


Hope that helps some.

07/08/2013 at 16:10

It's a shrub that likegrow be grown in the garden.  In a pot, if you have to, I would add grit or perlite to the mix.

Water it when first planted but it's not something to water often at all.  Or feed it.  

Just let it fend for itself for a bit but check others have said.....that compost isn't too wet.

07/08/2013 at 16:17

Sorry billy, forgot to say......

Nice to have ??ou on the forum.

07/08/2013 at 16:32

Thanks for the swift responses everyone,

you've now given me some hope for this pretty evergreen.

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