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Coprosma repens
Also known as : New Zealand laurel, Shiny leaf, Taupata, Looking-glass bush
Mirror plant (Coprosma repens) is a plant species native to New Zealand. Mirror plant is also called tree bedstraw or marble queen. This species is popular in coastal gardens because it is resistant to salt spray. The scientific name of this species Coprosma repens means "dung smell," referring to the foul smell that this species emits when the leaves are crushed.
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9 to 11
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Late winter
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Late winter, Early spring
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What is the best way to water my Mirror plant?
Your Mirror plant will not be too picky about how you choose to water it. As such, you can use just about any common watering tool to moisten this plant’s soil. Watering cans, hoses, and even cups will work just fine when it is time to water your Mirror plant. Regardless of which watering tool you use, you should typically apply the water directly to the soil. In doing so, you should ensure that you moisten all soil areas equally to give all parts of the root system the water it needs. It can help to use filtered water, as tap water can contain particles that are harmful to plants. It is also beneficial to use water that is at or slightly above room temperature, as colder or hotter water can be somewhat shocking to the Mirror plant. However, the Mirror plant usually responds well to any kind of water you give it.
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What should I do if I water my Mirror plant too much or too little?
For outdoor plants, especially newly planted plants or plant seedlings, they can be prone to lack of watering. Remember that you need to keep watering enough for a few months when the tree is small or just planted. This is because once the roots are established, Mirror plant can rely on rain most of the time.
When your Mirror plant is planted in pots, overwatering is often more likely to.When you accidentally overwater your Mirror plant, you should be prepared to remedy the situation immediately. First, you should stop watering your plant right away to minimize the effect of your overwatering. After, you should consider removing your Mirror plant from its pot to inspect its roots. If you find that none of the roots have developed root rot, it may be permissible to return your plant to its container. If you do discover signs of root rot, then you should trim away any roots that have been affected. You may also want to apply a fungicide to prevent further damage. Lastly, you should repot your Mirror plant in soil that is well-draining. In the case of an underwatered Mirror plant, simply water this plant more frequently.
Underwatering is often an easy fix. If you underwater, the plant's leaves will tend to droop and dry out and fall off, and the leaves will quickly return to fullness after sufficient watering. Please correct your watering frequency as soon as underwatering occurs.
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How often should I water my Mirror plant?
Most plants that grow naturally outdoors can be allowed to grow normally with rainfall. If your area lacks rainfall, consider giving your plants adequate watering every 2 weeks during the spring and fall. More frequent watering is needed in summer. In winter, when growth becomes slower and plants need less water, water more sparingly. Throughout the winter, you may not give it additional watering at all. If your Mirror plant is young or newly planted, then you should water more frequently to help it establish, and mature and grow up to have more adaptable and drought tolerant plants.
For potted plants, there are two main ways that you can determine how often to water your Mirror plant. The first way is to set a predetermined watering schedule. If you choose this route, you should plan to water this plant about once every week or once every other week. However, this approach may not always work as it does not consider the unique conditions of the growing environment for your Mirror plant .
Your watering frequency can also change depending on the season. For instance, a predetermined watering schedule will likely not suffice during summer when this plant's water needs are highest. An alternative route is to set your watering frequency based on soil moisture. Typically, it is best to wait until the first two to four inches of soil, usually ⅓ to ½ depth of the pots, have dried out entirely before you give more water.
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How much water does my Mirror plant need?
When it comes time to water your Mirror plant, you may be surprised to find that this plant does not always need a high volume of water. Instead, if only a few inches of soil have dried since your last watering, you can support healthy growth in the Mirror plant by giving it about five to ten ounces of water every time you water. You can also decide your water volume based on soil moisture. As mentioned above, you should note how many inches of soil have dried out between waterings. A surefire way to make sure your Mirror plant gets the moisture it needs is to supply enough water to moisten all the soil layers that became dry since the last time you watered. If more than half of the soil has become dry, you should consider giving more water than usual. In those cases, continue adding water until you see excess water draining from your pot’s drainage holes.
If your Mirror plant is planted in an area that gets plenty of rain outdoors, it may not need additional watering. When the Mirror plant is young or just getting established, make sure it gets 1-2 inches of rain per week. As it continues to grow and establish, it can survive entirely on rainwater and only when the weather is hot and there is no rainfall at all for 2-3 weeks, then consider giving your Mirror plant a full watering to prevent them from suffering stress.
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How can I tell if i'm watering my Mirror plant enough?
Overwatering is a far more common problem for the Mirror plant, and there are several signs you should look for when this occurs. Generally, an overwatered Mirror plant will have yellowing leaves and may even drop some leaves. Also, overwatering can cause the overall structure of your plant to shrivel and may also promote root rot. On the other hand, an underwatered Mirror plant will also begin to wilt. It may also display leaves that are brown or brittle to the touch. Whether you see signs of overwatering or underwatering, you should be prepared to intervene and restore the health of your Mirror plant.
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How can I water my Mirror plant at different growth stages?
When the Mirror plant is very young, such as when it is in a seedling stage, you will need to give it more water than you would if it were at a mature age. During the early stages of this plant’s life, it is important to keep the soil consistently moist to encourage root development. The same is true for any Mirror plant that you have transplanted to a new growing location. Also, the Mirror plant can develop showy flowers and fruits when you give them the correct care. If your Mirror plant is in a flowering or fruiting phase, you will likely need to give a bit more water than you usually would to support these plant structures.
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How can I water my Mirror plant through the seasons?
The seasonal changes will affect how often you water your Mirror plant. Mainly, during the hottest summer months, you will likely need to increase how much you water this plant, especially if it grows in an area that receives ample sunlight. Strong summer sunlight can cause soil to dry out much faster than usual, meaning that you’ll need to water more frequently. By contrast, your Mirror plant will need much less water during the winter, as it will not be in an active growing phase. During winter, you can get by with watering once every 2 to 3 weeks or sometimes not at all. For those growing this plant indoors, you should be somewhat wary of appliances such as air conditioners, which can cause your plant to dry out more quickly, which also calls for more frequent watering.
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What's the difference between watering my Mirror plant indoors vs outdoors?
In some cases, your Mirror plant may not need any supplemental watering when it grows outside and will survive on rainwater alone. However, if you live in an area of little to no rain, you should water this plant about every two weeks. If you belong to the group of people who live out of this plant's natural hardiness zone, you should grow it indoors. In an indoor setting, you should monitor your plant's soil as it can dry out more quickly when it is in a container or when it is exposed to HVAC units such as air conditioners. Those drying factors will lead you to water this plant a bit more often than if you grew it outdoors.
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Attributes of Mirror plant

Lifespan
Perennial
Plant Type
Shrub
Planting Time
Late winter
Bloom Time
Spring, Summer
Harvest Time
Late winter, Early spring
Plant Height
91 cm to 1.8 m
Spread
91 cm to 1.8 m
Leaf Color
Green
Flower Size
2.5 cm
Flower Color
Green
White
Fruit Color
Orange
Red
Stem Color
Green
Gray
Silver
Brown
Leaf type
Evergreen

Usages

Garden Use
Mirror plant is an attractive and adaptable shrub noteworthy for a variety of color forms in cultivation, but also for its strange and sometimes unpleasant odor. Mostly low growing in garden conditions, it performs well in middle positions of shrub borders and can look amazing in a container. Mirror plant is also highly tolerant of salt spray, making it a popular choice for coastal areas and gardens.

Trivia and Interesting Facts

During the second Pacific voyage of Captain Cook from 1772 to 1775, naturalist and German scholar Johann Reinhold Forster and his son Georg discovered, collected and documented many plants, including Coprosma repens. Upon drying the leaves they noticed the unusual foul odor and decided on the name, which means creeping dung smell. Many of today’s hybrids lack the pungent odor of the original leaves.

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Habitat of Mirror plant

Coastal cliffs
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Full sun
Mirror plant thrives best when given ample sun exposure, which is essential for its healthy growth and leaf coloration. Too much sun might cause leaf burn, while too little can result in poor growth. Although its origin habitat was an environment with abundant sunlight, it can manage in places with less sun exposure.
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Temperature
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Mirror plant is acclimated to a temperate native climate, and has a preference for temperatures between 68 to 100 °F (20 to 38 ℃). Seasonal temperature adjustments may be needed to maintain its desired condition.
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Transplant
3-4 feet
The best time to relocate your mirror plant is during the cooler months of late autumn to early spring (S3-S5) to allow the roots to establish. They thrive in sunny to lightly shaded locales and well-drained soils. If it's a larger specimen, give it ample water before and after moving to ease the transition.
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Overwinter
20 ℃
Mirror plant hails from the mild, frost-free climate of New Zealand, naturally sporting glossy leaves that withstand winter's chill. In colder regions, keep it sheltered or indoors to avoid frost damage. Water modestly, allowing the topsoil to dry before subsequent watering. Mirror plant is generally hardy, making it a delightful addition to any winter garden with its minimal care requirements and vibrant winter berries.
Winter Techniques
Feng shui direction
East
Mirror plant is believed to harmonize well with East-facing settings. The glossy reflection of the leaves may be seen as endorsing the growth energy of the rising sun, which is a vital aspect in this auspicious Feng Shui direction. Please note, interpretations may vary based on individual preferences and traditional practices.
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Coprosma repens
Also known as: New Zealand laurel, Shiny leaf, Taupata, Looking-glass bush
Mirror plant (Coprosma repens) is a plant species native to New Zealand. Mirror plant is also called tree bedstraw or marble queen. This species is popular in coastal gardens because it is resistant to salt spray. The scientific name of this species Coprosma repens means "dung smell," referring to the foul smell that this species emits when the leaves are crushed.
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Attributes of Mirror plant

Lifespan
Perennial
Plant Type
Shrub
Planting Time
Late winter
Bloom Time
Spring, Summer
Harvest Time
Late winter, Early spring
Plant Height
91 cm to 1.8 m
Spread
91 cm to 1.8 m
Leaf Color
Green
Flower Size
2.5 cm
Flower Color
Green
White
Fruit Color
Orange
Red
Stem Color
Green
Gray
Silver
Brown
Leaf type
Evergreen
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Garden Use
Mirror plant is an attractive and adaptable shrub noteworthy for a variety of color forms in cultivation, but also for its strange and sometimes unpleasant odor. Mostly low growing in garden conditions, it performs well in middle positions of shrub borders and can look amazing in a container. Mirror plant is also highly tolerant of salt spray, making it a popular choice for coastal areas and gardens.

Trivia and Interesting Facts

During the second Pacific voyage of Captain Cook from 1772 to 1775, naturalist and German scholar Johann Reinhold Forster and his son Georg discovered, collected and documented many plants, including Coprosma repens. Upon drying the leaves they noticed the unusual foul odor and decided on the name, which means creeping dung smell. Many of today’s hybrids lack the pungent odor of the original leaves.

Scientific Classification of Mirror plant

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Full sun
Ideal
Above 6 hours sunlight
Partial sun
Tolerance
About 3-6 hours sunlight
Watch how sunlight gracefully moves through your garden, and choose spots that provide the perfect balance of light and shade for your plants, ensuring their happiness.
Essentials
Mirror plant thrives best when given ample sun exposure, which is essential for its healthy growth and leaf coloration. Too much sun might cause leaf burn, while too little can result in poor growth. Although its origin habitat was an environment with abundant sunlight, it can manage in places with less sun exposure.
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Artificial lighting
Indoor plants require adequate lighting for optimal growth. When natural sunlight is insufficient, particularly in winter or in less sunny spaces, artificial lights offer a vital solution, promoting faster, healthier growth.
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Indoor plants require adequate lighting for optimal growth. When natural sunlight is insufficient, particularly in winter or in less sunny spaces, artificial lights offer a vital solution, promoting faster, healthier growth.
1. Choose the right type of artificial light: LED lights are a popular choice for indoor plant lighting because they can be customized to provide the specific wavelengths of light that your plants need.
Full sun plants need 30-50W/sq ft of artificial light, partial sun plants need 20-30W/sq ft, and full shade plants need 10-20W/sq ft.
2. Determine the appropriate distance: Place the light source 12-36 inches above the plant to mimic natural sunlight.
3. Determine the duration: Mimic the length of natural daylight hours for your plant species. most plants need 8-12 hours of light per day.
Important Symptoms
Insufficient light
Mirror plant thrives in full sunlight but can tolerate partial shade. However, when cultivated indoors during winter, it's often placed in rooms with insufficient lighting, leading to easily noticeable symptoms of light deficiency.
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Small leaves
New leaves may grow smaller in size compared to the previous ones once they have matured.
Leggy or sparse growth
The spaces between leaves or stems of your Mirror plant may become longer, resulting in a thin and stretched-out appearance. This can make the plant look sparse and weak, and it may easily break or lean due to its own weight.
Faster leaf drop
When plants are exposed to low light conditions, they tend to shed older leaves early to conserve resources. Within a limited time, these resources can be utilized to grow new leaves until the plant's energy reserves are depleted.
Slower or no new growth
Mirror plant enters a survival mode when light conditions are poor, which leads to a halt in leaf production. As a result, the plant's growth becomes delayed or stops altogether.
Lighter-colored new leaves
Insufficient sunlight can cause leaves to develop irregular color patterns or appear pale. This indicates a lack of chlorophyll and essential nutrients.
Solutions
1. To ensure optimal growth, gradually move plants to a sunnier location each week, until they receive at least 6 hours of direct sunlight daily. Use a south-facing window and keep curtains open during the day for maximum sunlight exposure and nutrient accumulation.2. To provide additional light for your plant, consider using artificial light if it's large or not easily movable. Keep a desk or ceiling lamp on for at least 8 hours daily, or invest in professional plant grow lights for ample light.
Excessive light
Mirror plant thrives in full sun exposure but can also tolerate partial shade. They have a remarkable resilience to intense sunlight, and symptoms of sunburn may not be easily visible.
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Chlorosis
Chlorosis is a condition where the plant's leaves lose their green color and turn yellow. This is due to the breakdown of chlorophyll from excessive sunlight, which negatively affects the plant's ability to photosynthesize.
Sunscald
Sunscald occurs when the plant's leaves or stems are damaged by intense sunlight exposure. It appears as pale, bleached, or necrotic areas on the plant tissue and can reduce the plant's overall health.
Leaf Curling
Leaf curling is a symptom where leaves curl or twist under extreme sunlight conditions. This is a defense mechanism used by the plant to reduce its surface area exposed to sunlight, minimizing water loss and damage.
Wilting
Wilting occurs when a plant loses turgor pressure and its leaves and stems begin to droop. Overexposure to sunlight can cause wilting by increasing the plant's water loss through transpiration, making it difficult for the plant to maintain adequate hydration.
Leaf Scorching
Leaf scorching is a symptom characterized by the appearance of brown, dry, and crispy edges or patches on leaves due to excessive sunlight. This can lead to a reduction in photosynthetic capacity and overall plant health.
Solutions
1. Move your plant to the optimal position where it can receive abundant sunlight but also have some shade. An east-facing window is an ideal choice as the morning sunlight is gentler. This way, your plant can enjoy ample sunlight while reducing the risk of sunburn.2. It is recommended to trim off any completely dehydrated or withered parts of the plant.
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Just like people, each plant has its own preferences. Learn about your plants' temperature needs and create a comforting environment for them to flourish. As you care for your plants, your bond with them will deepen. Trust your intuition as you learn about their temperature needs, celebrating the journey you share. Lovingly monitor the temperature around your plants and adjust their environment as needed. A thermometer can be your ally in this heartfelt endeavor. Be patient and gentle with yourself as you explore your plants' temperature needs. Cherish your successes, learn from challenges, and nurture your garden with love, creating a haven that reflects the warmth of your care.
Essentials
Mirror plant is acclimated to a temperate native climate, and has a preference for temperatures between 68 to 100 °F (20 to 38 ℃). Seasonal temperature adjustments may be needed to maintain its desired condition.
Regional wintering strategies
Mirror plant is extremely heat-loving, and any cold temperatures can cause harm to it. In the autumn, it is recommended to bring outdoor-grown Mirror plant indoors and place it near a bright window, but it should be kept at a certain distance from heaters. Maintaining temperatures above {Suitable_growth_temperature_min} during winter is beneficial for plant growth. Any temperatures approaching {Tolerable_growing_temperature_min} are detrimental to the plant.
Important Symptoms
Low Temperature
Mirror plant prefers warm temperatures and is not tolerant of low temperatures. It thrives best when the temperature is above {Suitable_growth_temperature_min}. During winter, it should be kept above {Tolerable_growing_temperature_min}. When the temperature falls below {Limit_growth_temperature}, the leaves may lighten in color. After frost damage, the color gradually turns brown or black, and symptoms such as wilting and drooping may occur.
Solutions
Trim off the frost-damaged parts. Immediately move indoors to a warm environment for cold protection. Choose a spot near a south-facing window to place the plant, ensuring ample sunlight. Additionally, avoid placing the plant near heaters or air conditioning vents to prevent excessive dryness in the air.
High Temperature
During summer, Mirror plant should be kept below {Suitable_growth_temperature_max}. When the temperature exceeds {Tolerable_growing_temperature_max}, the color of the leaves becomes lighter, and the plant becomes more susceptible to sunburn.
Solutions
Trim away the sunburned and dried-up parts. Move the plant to a location that provides shade from the midday and afternoon sun. Water the plant in the morning and evening to keep the soil moist.
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How to Successfully Transplant Mirror Plant?
The best time to relocate your mirror plant is during the cooler months of late autumn to early spring (S3-S5) to allow the roots to establish. They thrive in sunny to lightly shaded locales and well-drained soils. If it's a larger specimen, give it ample water before and after moving to ease the transition.
What Preparations are Needed Before Transplanting Mirror Plant?
What is the Ideal Time for Transplanting Mirror Plant?
The most optimal season to transplant mirror plant is between late spring and early fall (S3-S5). This period provides mirror plant with suitable climatic conditions fostering stronger roots and optimal growth.
How Much Space Should You Leave Between Mirror Plant Plants?
Remember to leave plenty of room for mirror plant to grow! Ideally, you'd want to aim for a spacing of about 3-4 feet (91-122 cm) apart. This will allow for maximum growth and maintain the health of your plant.
What is the Best Soil Mix for Mirror Plant Transplanting?
Preparing good ground is essential for mirror plant. Start with well-draining soil. A little sand or perlite can help improve drainage. Mix in a slow-release base fertilizer to ensure nutritional support, this will give your plant a solid start!
Where Should You Relocate Your Mirror Plant?
Sunlight is a friend to mirror plant, so pick a sunny spot in your garden. Aim for areas that get full sun exposure, although, it's tolerant to some shade. Make sure the spot isn't prone to frost, as mirror plant prefers mild temperatures.
What Equipments Should You Prepare Before Transplantation Mirror Plant?
Gardening Gloves
To shield your hands from any harm while working with the plant and soil.
Trowel
This will help you dig the hole for transplanting the mirror plant plant.
Spade
Important for removing the plant from its initial location without damaging it.
Gardening Fork
To loosen the soil around the plant.
Watering Can
To water your plant before and after transplanting.
Pruning Shears
You may need this to cut off any dead or diseased leaves or stems before transplanting.
How Do You Remove Mirror Plant from the Soil?
From Ground: Start by fully watering the mirror plant plant to make the soil around it softer. Then, using your spade, dig a generous circle around the plant while ensuring the root ball stays intact. Once done, carefully work the spade under the root ball to raise the plant from its original location.
From Pot: Before removing an mirror plant plant from a pot, water it thoroughly so that the soil and roots come out as a single block. Turn the pot upside down and gently tap its bottom, the plant should slide out easily.
From Seedling Tray: Use a spoon or a small trowel to lift the mirror plant seedlings from the tray. Be very careful not to damage or disturb the tiny roots.
Step-by-Step Guide for Transplanting Mirror Plant
Step1 Preparation
Prepare the new planting site before starting the transplant. Dig a hole that is double the width of the mirror plant's root ball and as deep.
Step2 Removing mirror plant
Follow the appropriate removal process stated above based on whether your plant is currently in the ground, pot, or seedling tray.
Step3 Placing the Plant
Gently place the mirror plant plant in the center of the dug hole. Make sure the plant is straight and not leaning to one side.
Step4 Backfilling the Hole
Fill the hole gently but firmly with soil to remove any air pockets. Make sure the soil level is the same as in the plant's original location.
Step5 Watering
Water the plant thoroughly to help it settle.
How Do You Care For Mirror Plant After Transplanting?
Mulching
To conserve water and suppress weeds, apply a layer of mulch around the mirror plant plant, but avoid the stem.
Watering
Regular watering, especially in the first few months, is vital to help the mirror plant develop strong roots. Ensure the soil is kept moist but not waterlogged.
Pruning
Light pruning might be needed to maintain the shape of the mirror plant plant and promote bushier growth.
Monitoring
Keep an eye out for any signs of plant stress such as wilted leaves or stunted growth. It might point to issues like under-watering, over-watering, or a disease, and you'll need to adjust your care accordingly.
Troubleshooting Common Issues with Mirror Plant Transplantation.
What's the ideal season for transplanting mirror plant?
The best season for transplanting mirror plant falls between 'Season 3' and 'Season 5'. This period provides optimal growing conditions for the plant.
What space allocation is recommended when repositioning mirror plant?
When relocating mirror plant, ensure each plant is spaced about 3 to 4 feet (0.9 to 1.2 meters) apart. This gives them ample room to grow and thrive.
What is the preferred method for uprooting mirror plant before transplanting?
To uproot mirror plant, start by gently digging around the base of the plant. Be careful not to damage the root system, then lift it gently from the ground.
In transplanting mirror plant, what size should the new hole be?
The new hole should ideally be twice the size of the plant's root ball for mirror plant to grow comfortably in its new location.
What's the recommended watering regimen for mirror plant post-transplant?
Water mirror plant thoroughly directly after transplanting. Thereafter, maintain regular waterings, ensuring the soil remains consistently moist but not too waterlogged.
Do I need to prep the soil before transplanting mirror plant?
Absolutely, prepare the soil with compost or organic matter. Good soil preparation will give mirror plant the best chance at a strong start in its new location.
Can mirror plant survive if transplanted in the wrong season?
Transplanting mirror plant outside of Season 3 to Season 5 might result in lower survival chances as the conditions might not be as favorable for growth.
If mirror plant looks stressed after transplanting, what should I do?
If mirror plant shows stress signs, review its water, soil, and light needs. It might need more attention in the days following transplanting to boost recovery.
What should I do if mirror plant doesn't grow after transplanting?
Give mirror plant some time, as it might be a case of transplant shock. If growth still doesn't occur after a few weeks, consult with a horticulturist.
How can I ensure mirror plant's roots don't get damaged during transplanting?
To protect the roots, be cautious and gentle when digging and uprooting mirror plant. Additionally, avoid placing it too deep or higher than the soil's surface when repositioning.
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