My cilantro are about three inches tall and has been growing for about three weeks. Today, the leaves are wilting? This is on several of the plants, and some of the leaves’ edges are beginning to brown. Is this because of overwatering or overheating?

This is on several of the cilantro plants.

  • Does this just apply to the small pair of leaves at the base of the plant, or to all the leaves? Commented Jun 15, 2018 at 20:43
  • @DavidLiamClayton It applies to the small pair of leaves at the base.
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    Commented Jun 15, 2018 at 20:49
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    Outside? Where? It's been 38°C 100°F here. Small plants like that do not like the high temp, sun and wind. Commented Jun 16, 2018 at 15:09

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Most plants form a pair of cotyledons or "seed leaves" upon germinating, which don't look like the other, subsequent leaves. These only serve to get growth started, and you should expect them to wither away once the plant's true leaves get established.

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