When a new leave sprouts 1 or 2 leaves start to droop and fall off, any advice? I water it when it’s almost dried out and fertilised once since I bought it 1.5 months ago. The leaf doesn’t change colour but the leave almost peels off as its on the same stem. I took one off a week ago but I don’t want to be taking all the leaves off.
Anyone have an idea of what is wrong? Photos in comments
Those bright new leaves are looking great though! I had one which I had bought and it lost its first leaves, too. But then the new ones would last longer. Kind of as if the leaves that were grown elsewhere were replaced at first and then the new leaves grown in the new home would last much longer. In the wild here when I see one and try to take it home it’s the same story: any leaves that were there originally quickly die off and the new leaves last longer.
I also saw that new leaves would always grow larger than the old ones, except when I forgot to fertilize or water. But it takes a while for leaves to grow truly large. Maybe it has to do with the roots or something.
A very fragile plant that is difficult to grow, Caladium makes houses and apartments lively with its unique foliage. Short list of Caladium facts Name – Caladium Family – Araceae Type – indoor plant Height – 36 to 40 inches (0.8 to 1…