- Sep 22, 2017
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- Hardiness Zone
- 7b but houseplants only - apartment
What kind of soil are the plants potted in? Lots of perlite? Are the plants wilted shortly after the sunlight hits them?
After further observation, it was two separate things on two separate plants growing together: the one that was wilting and shedding leaves shriveled up completely and died within days. Not sure what it's problem was, but it wasn't under-watering.
The etiolation was on the other plant. It has grown less noticable in the intervening 10 days or so, but the greenness of the leaves is still varied: some a healthy dark, others a more insipid lighter color. I'm beginning to wonder whether it's an infestation of mites per our other thread here on the forum, just less developed, either because i was quicker with the miticide, or because basil, being so fast-growing, faster 'metabolism' circulation, delivers the root-absorbed miticide to the leaves more quickly than other plants.