I have two Metrosideros bushes (different species) that are both dying (?). In the last couple of weeks I’ve noticed that some of the flowers that were blooming and the leaves, which totally lost their color, have started to dry out and curl inward, and some have fallen off.
On the 23rd of June I posted a question here because I was worried, and I have been watering regularly using the tips some of you gave here when i asked. But now they look different. The leaves are more brown/ red-ish/ yellow and they don’t feel much dry as they did before. When I water them, the water runs out the drainage hole almost instantly, and the soil is never dry to the touch so I don’t know when I should water again.
Am I overwatering now, instead of not watering as much as I should? I have changed their place: In the morning, the bushes are in direct sunlight until about 11 pm, then they are in shade and in an area that is not windy. Where I live, in a coastal area very close to the sea, it has been moderately warm (temperatures between 20°C and 23°C).
I am worried, and I think that by now they should have been better (or am I being just impatient?)
What should I do?
(Sorry in advance if my English is not the best)