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dry bay leaf plant

PostPosted: 07 Jun 2009 10:24
by dianaprobinson
Hello this is my first post, i hope someone here can give me some advice.

i was given a bay tree plant in march and i am now finding that all the leaves are drying out, is this supposed to happen? am i doing something wrong? any advice you could give me would me great, this plant was a gift so it is important to me to take good care of it.
many thanks in advance.

PostPosted: 09 Jun 2009 12:32
by gardening_guru
Hello Diana,

I suspect the drying out of the leaves on your bay tree is caused by one of two things or possibly both.

Obviously watering is important, especially if it is being grown in a pot. Make sure it gets regularly watered, do not let the compost dry out but also do not allow the compost/soil to become waterlogged.

Where is the bay tree situated? Is it exposed to strong winds? This can cause the leaves to dry out and turn brown. If possible move it to a location with some shelter.