Stephanotis with mottled yellow leaves while blooming

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  • #782
    ShazShaz
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    My Stephanotis leaves are starting to turn a mottled yellow. This is happening just as the plant is coming into bloom. Any suggestions as to what to do?

     

    #786
    bertybertbertybert
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    Hi Shaz! First of all yellow leaves is often overwatering – are you sure it isn’t wallowing in water? If it’s a few spots it might be an insect or something. Do  you think you could share pictures?

    #789
    LifeenthusiastLifeenthusiast
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    Stephanotis belongs to the group of plants which don’t like abrupt change in temperature. Have you transferred it recently in a spot that gets colder or hotter anytime of the day?

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    I ‘rescued’ a mature plant a couple of years ago, and after some trial and error it finally started growing again this spring. Now the new vines are dying off, but the newest set of leaves seem fine.  I also have flower buds for the first time. Are the two related? How can I make the new vines live? Any ideas welcome!

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    Maybe it lacks a little light, @AA

    I suspect that because when light is scarce, it tends to drop lower leaves to redirect nutrients to leaves that are higher up, since that’s usually where more light is. Maybe this might be happening to yours?

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    @AA, is it in a pot? Have you put fertilizer this year? It can actually be that the plant doesn’t have enough nutrients to sustain the whole vine. Could be great if you attach a picture.

    #821
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    Thanks for your replies. I don’t think it’s lacking light, it by a window with the blinds always up. Maybe it needs more fertiliser. It’s just odd that it’s throwing out new leaves, and is forming blooms, so i think it’s generally healthy, except for that the new vines are dying off. I unravelled them before they started dying but didn’t harm them to my knowledge. Maybe they don’t like hanging free?

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    Thank you all for the suggestions. It’s definitely not over watered and is getting plenty of light. I have put a photo a leaf in my album if you   Can access it.

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    bertybertbertybert
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    @Shaz just checked the picture you shared, it might be chlorosis or some kind of virus or also possibly some type of pest.

    Chlorosis is a lack of nutrients but sometimes the nutrients are there, the plant just can’t get them because the pot is full of calcium due to watering with tap water. When water is hard, chlorosis develops on some plants. Are you watering with tap water? If so, start collecting rain water and use that instead. Excess minerals will wash out in time. I’m betting this is the case here, had very similar blotches on my mint some years ago.

    If it’s a virus though I’m not sure what to do. The shape of the spots seems fairly typical of some virus, but then again the picture is very blurry so not very easy to know… might be mites or midges, they also roam around leaves like that…

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