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Old 05-03-2012, 07:05 PM
 
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For some reason my newly planted purple lantana is showing wilted leaves. What is the cause for that?





And here is even another plant:

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Old 05-03-2012, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now Rehoboth Beach, DE
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In what part of the country do you live? Perhaps it is too cold to have them planted, generally it is after the last frost possibility. It could be transplant shock.
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Old 05-03-2012, 07:10 PM
 
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I am in Houston, TX. The current temperature is between 85 - 89 F.
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Old 05-03-2012, 07:19 PM
 
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I am in Houston, TX. The current temperature is between 85 - 89 F.

So frost is out of the question then either transplant shock or it needs more water would be my best guess. Given the temps it just might be the water, why not give them a good drink.
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Old 05-03-2012, 07:20 PM
 
Location: The Great State of Arkansas
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How much are you watering? Lantana and vinca both are seriously drought tolerant and look worse if you over-water them. I'm in west Arkansas and my lantana hasn't been really watered in ages, and we've had almost no rain - mine are the yellow-orange ones - they look great, though.

If it's newly planted, give it a boost of a little fish fertilizer the next time you water. if it's been a while. Maybe nuts is right and they are so new they need a good slop of water to let the roots get really down deep.
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Old 05-03-2012, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Australia
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Probably just shock. I wouldn't worry, you can't kill that **** if you tried.
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Old 05-03-2012, 07:24 PM
 
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I just pour good amount of water for lantanas. I am always confused since I am not sure if I am over watering or under watering. The same is happening to another plant as shown in the picture in the original post. I planted them 3 days ago.

Also, I forgot to mention that the lantana soil did seemed wet before I watered them.
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:33 AM
 
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Its transplant shock. Less water would also be better. You might be drowning the poor things! Also...please now that these are HIGHLY TOXIC to children and animals. If they are in your backyard and you have dogs or children, I'd move them.
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Old 05-04-2012, 10:04 AM
 
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They are considered a weed here.


Nasty things.
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Old 05-04-2012, 10:11 AM
 
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Thanks! It is quite strange that such a beautiful bright flowers are considered weed. My mother also told me that they are weed.

I love Lantanas since they require very little care. I believe another problem with my lantana is that it is not receiving enough sunlight. I will wait and see what happens hopefully, it will survive and grow more.
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