How to revive my Lavender plant

AuntPip(6)April 17, 2014

I dont know much about planting or flowers so I really need help. Last year my husband bought me a Lavender plant. I planted it in a pot and kept it on my porch til it got to cold then I brought it in the house and I worked alot and it didnt get watered enough and died. I would like to know if there is any way that I can save it. it has about 20 dead branches on it. I read that some people said to cut them down and then I also read where people were saying not to. I can post a picture if that will help just let me know. So Im hoping someone is able and willing to help me. Please beware Im not very knowledgeable when it comes to plants so please bear with me. I appreciate any help anyone can give me. Have a great evening. Aunt Pip!!

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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

Lavender is not well suited to life as a house plant and is better left outside year round in suitable areas. Your profile says you are z6 and there are lavenders which would be OK outdoors there. But we can't tell if yours is one of them.

A picture would help decide if yours is saveable or not.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2014 at 5:32AM
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summersunlight(5b)

Definitely post a photo.
If there is some sign of green tissue that isn't totally dried out, it's still alive.

Even if it is all brown and dry, I'd probably still put it outside and see if it comes back. There's always a chance that some part of the roots survived and will resprout, so nothing to lose by giving it a chance.

However, floral is right that lavender is not a good houseplant.

Most plants that those of us in cold winter areas grow outside don't do well as houseplants. The majority of plants that make good houseplants are tropical plants because houses (being warm all year) are closer to what tropical plants like than what plants that are used to experiencing winter weather would like. If you have a plant that is questionably hardy in your zone, your best bet may be to bundle it up and put it in a protected area outdoors (like a sheltered area right up against your house) or in a garage (since garages are usually slightly warmer than the exposed areas are).

    Bookmark   April 18, 2014 at 10:27AM
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AuntPip(6)

Thank you ladies for your feed back. I have my god daughter today so I have bn pretty busy. I will most definitely post a pic for you to help me better. It will probably be a little bit later but I will definitely do it today. I really hate to lose this plant. I also would have another question :) What type of plant would be a good house plant that has lots of colors that I could buy and it live for my zone? Thank you so much for all your time. Aunt Pip!!

    Bookmark   April 18, 2014 at 7:34PM
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AuntPip(6)

Ok here is a pic of my plant. Its not a great pic but its the best my phone will do. At the bottom close to the soil there are a few green leaves but not many.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2014 at 9:43PM
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AuntPip(6)

Here is another pic

    Bookmark   April 18, 2014 at 9:45PM
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AuntPip(6)

Can anyone help me pls??

    Bookmark   April 25, 2014 at 2:54PM
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plantomaniac08(8)

I'm sorry, but it looks kinda dead. I suggest restarting with a new one with the knowledge you've been given. Lavenders make better outdoor plants than indoors. Some "outdoor" plants can be grown indoors, but they're most happiest outside.

Planto

    Bookmark   April 25, 2014 at 4:34PM
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paul_(z5 MI)

Unfortunately, I believe Plantomaniac is spot on ... that looks well and truly dead.

Lavender is a common bedding plant sold at BBSs in the spring/summer. I'd second PM's suggestion of buying yourself a new one but planting it outside.

"... and I worked alot and it didnt get watered enough and died. "

This begs the question of whether this is a common situation for you. If periods of getting intensely busy (and no one can fault you for that) and thus being unable to water plants is a regular occurance, then there really aren't any great suggestions houseplant-wise.

Now if the former was a freak occurrence, then the next thing you need to provide, is a run down of what kind of conditions you can reasonably provide.
1) What sort of lighting? (If windowsills then what kind of exposure -- N, S, E, W -- obstructed or unobstructed ...)
2) What temperature and humidity range will exist in your home through the year?
3) What kind of space do you have available?

    Bookmark   April 25, 2014 at 5:32PM
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