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I bought this Mountain Magic plant 3 days ago. The woman at the garden store told me to wait about a week to let the ground warm up before planting. So I gave it still in the pot near where it will eventually be planted. It looked fine 3 days ago but now the branches are all limp and the leaves are curling.enter image description here

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    Did you acclimatise it first? It looks stressed from lack of water possibly due to lack of hardening. – Graham Chiu Jun 1 '16 at 1:49
  • It was outdoors at the nursery so I didn't think it would need hardening. – Michael T Jun 1 '16 at 2:00
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    But probably not in full sun. – Graham Chiu Jun 1 '16 at 2:06
  • How dry/wet is the soil? – black thumb Jun 1 '16 at 3:54
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    Unless it's caused by a virus, leaf curl usually remedies itself with proper care. What where the day and night temps where you had the plant? Did you water it at all while waiting to palnt? If so how much and how often did you water it? Did you fertilize it at all? One of the most common reasons for leaf curl is over watering. See clemson.edu/extension/hgic/hot_topics/2008/… – OrganicLawnDIY Jun 2 '16 at 4:33
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I would plant the tomato. It seems a big plant (a lot of leaves) for a small vase. Probably it needs more water and fertilizers. But it will recover. On worse case, you will have a delay of a week in harvesting tomatoes.

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