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Why would a flower not absorb water?

so i bought healthy looking flowers from the greenhouse yesterday, since they were on sale, the specific flower is call a red Salvia.

i left it in the store containers since yesterday because i havent gotten my garden ready yet so as i was watering them for the time being today, i noticed the water went right through it and leaked out as soon as i put it in, the leaves began to drop badly and feared it might die, none of my other flowers i bought did this and it was the only one i transfered to a pot but the others are still in the store containers. Why didnt it soak up any water?

did it have too many roots and no dirt?


Asked by americansugar80 at 10:03 PM on Jul. 2, 2011 in Home & Garden

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Answers (7)
  • Repot asap!!

    Answer by DomsMama07 at 2:23 AM on Jul. 5, 2011

  • Yes sounds root bound, needs new soil, repot, water P.S. tear roots slightly apart when you replant

    Answer by Sarah961 at 10:12 PM on Jul. 2, 2011

  • Also, when potting soil is really dried out, it doesn't absorb water well. If you put them in the sink or tub and fill it with water up to the level of the container, then let it sit for 30 minutes or so, it will maximize the amount of water that the remaining potting soil can absorb. If you can't do this, water it every five minutes for 20 minutes or so, and it'll rehydrate the potting soil.

    Answer by SWasson at 11:33 AM on Jul. 3, 2011

  • i would figure it out quick so i could smoke that @&%$! lol

    Answer by lizzybee44 at 12:12 PM on Jul. 3, 2011

  • It sounds like the dirt is too packed or maybe the roots are too packed. You might take it out, replant it in a bigget pot and add some potting soil. Then try again. Also, loosen the roots.

    Answer by SherriPie at 2:44 PM on Jul. 3, 2011

  • Another example of why all my flowers are silk. Every flower I touch does this. Here's a bump.

    Answer by elasmimi at 7:38 AM on Jul. 5, 2011

  • you guys are funny!

    Comment by americansugar80 (original poster) at 10:45 AM on Jul. 5, 2011