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Ask the Plant Expert: Transplanted and Re-Potted But Looking Sad

Dear Plant Expert:

Besides the green plant, there is the azalea, the Kalanchoe and African violet. I have re-potted all of them, but they are really looking a bit sad … can you please provide any thing that I can do to help revive them? Should I plant the Azalea outside? I brought these from Dallas to Atlanta after Mom passed and would love to see them be healthy for a very long time.

Thank you! :)


african-violet indoor azalea Kalanchoe-2 uknown-plant


Plant Expert Reply:


All plants will look a little rough right after transplanting. Give them a little time to recover and they should bounce right back.
As for the Azalea, you could plant it outside. Make sure you place it in an area that gets at least 6 hours of sun a day and is in well-drained soil. You could also grow it in a sun-room if you have one.
As for the African Violet, they need bright filtered light. Never expose the plant to intense heat or bright sunlight. Keep them moist but not soggy. For more African Viloet Care Instruction go to https://www.flowershopnetwork.com/flower-pictures/pl00107/african-violets-basket-of-plants/. Scroll down until you see the care instruction area.
As for the Kalanchoe, they can tolerate a wide variety of light options. They prefer bright light and slightly dry conditions. For more Kalanchoe care instructions go to https://www.flowershopnetwork.com/flower-pictures/pl03002/flowering-kalanchoe-kalanchoe-blossfeldiana-/
And finally for the Schefflera, they prefer a lot of bright filtered or indirect light and a moist environment. For more care instruction go to https://www.flowershopnetwork.com/flower-pictures/pl00701/green-schefflera-plant-brassia-actinophylla-/.
Hope this information is helpful. Please let me know if I can help with anything else.
Jamie Jamison Adams


  1. Yoshiko says:

    Dear plant expert
    I found the creeping tree in bloom, in California.
    I would like to know the name of flowers.
    Thank you


  2. Yoshiko,

    Could you send a better photo of the flowers?