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Hello I'm new here. I have a question concerning my lavender plant that I purchased a few weeks ago. It was doing really well at first, now it's leaves are starting to turn brown and it doesn't look healthy. I put it on top of my TV but moved it this morning to in front of my patio window it faces east. Was it not getting enough light? I was watering it when it felt dry to the touch. Not enough water? Can it be saved? Any help would be appreciated.
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The leaves don't look brown to me.  Can you take an up-to-date photo?

Having said that, I strongly suspect lack of light.  Lavender loves to be outside in bright sun, not stuck indoors in the shade.
 
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Burra Maluca wrote:The leaves don't look brown to me.  Can you take an up-to-date photo?

Having said that, I strongly suspect lack of light.  Lavender loves to be outside in bright sun, not stuck indoors in the shade.

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Looks like the cold-dark-wets to me too. I second the get it in the sunlight.  I would also add if it has any of that decorative cellophane on the pot keeping the water from draining, take it off. Lavender typically likes drainage.   Another thing to note is usually the pretty potted flowers are sold just about when they are out growing their pot, so upgrading the pot could help if it's getting root bound (the roots are circling the inside of the pot).
 
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Amit Enventres wrote:Looks like the cold-dark-wets to me too. I second the get it in the sunlight.  I would also add if it has any of that decorative cellophane on the pot keeping the water from draining, take it off. Lavender typically likes drainage.   Another thing to note is usually the pretty potted flowers are sold just about when they are out growing their pot, so upgrading the pot could help if it's getting root bound (the roots are circling the inside of the pot).



Thank you for commenting I've moved it into the window this morning I'll see if that makes any difference.
 
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We have a *lot* of lavender growing wild on our land - it seems to love the sun and the heat.



Just occasionally we find a white one, too.



My bees love it!

 
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I agree with the above advise: lavender needs lots of sunlight and not too much water.

Get it outside and into the ground in a spot where it will get full sun and good drainage.

Once established, lavender is an easy plant to simply ignore.  It's tough as nails.
 
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