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Bottom Leaves on Sunflower Sprout Wilting

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Too much water and/or not enough sun are the two main culprits in this situation. This is a guide about bottom leaves on sunflower sprout wilting.


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March 13, 2017

My friend's sunflower sprout is in my care for the next two weeks. I got it three days ago and was told to water it every two days, with about a cup of water. I just watered it for the first time and woke up to its bottom leaves curling up. What did I do and how do I save it?

Thank you so much!


March 13, 20170 found this helpful
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It needs good drainage, full sunlight and at least 65 degrees. Don't let it touch a cold window or be by an A/C unit when running.

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March 13, 20170 found this helpful

Looks like too much water. Let it be evenly moist. Don't water so heavily next time.

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March 17, 20170 found this helpful

This usually does happen when plants are overwatered and not drained enough. Also, as a sunflower, it really will not tolerate the cold. Try watering during the day as well, and not at night

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March 17, 20170 found this helpful

The plant needs some sunlight and do not water too much.

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