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Helping a wilting plant

  Some plants can wilt from being shipped or repotted.  If this happens, don't worry!  Leave it in its pot, get a clear plastic bag, cover the plant & pot, and rubber band it to the pot. 

 Place it in a bright spot out of direct sun.  Keep it at about 72-78 degrees F (22-26C).  A little cooler at night is ok.  It should start to perk up within a few hours - but don't remove the bag yet!..

  Each day, poke 2 holes in the bag with a pencil, which will slowly lower the humidity.  Don't feed it, but check that the soil stays evenly moist (but not soggy).  After about 10 days, try removing the bag, but check it about 2 hours later to see if starts to wilt.  If it does, place the bag back on and poke one hole (not two) in it each day.  Try removing the bag a week later. 

 Once it doesn't wilt without the bag, wait another week before repotting it or feeding it.  You can now expose it to a little sun, assuming your plant likes sun (if you're unsure, find out here).  Increase the sun a little at a time over a period of a few weeks, watching for wilting or burning as you increase the light.

 If you have questions, feel free to contact me.

Happy growing!

- Jeff

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