Q.Cause of bud drop in Aeschynanthus radicans
I received this plant when it was almost dead. I cut it back and it’s been growing beautifully and fast. The plant looks healthy. It’s been in the same place for almost a year, inside, at a South facing window (I’m in the northern hemisphere). The plant gets mostly direct light until about noon. I water it about once a week or a little less (through the summer). I fertilized it through the summer with 12-28-12. There’s no bugs anywhere as I’ve looked through the plant and buds. However it started budding about 3 mths ago and just before they bloom the buds fall off. I’ve probably lost about 10 so far and there’s still a lot that are cropping up along each stem. I can’t figure it out as everything else looks healthy.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Well you are giving it light, water and fertilizer, so I wonder if the humidity is too low. The lipstick plant is a tropical plant and is used to high humidity. You can mist it several times a week with room-temperature water in a mist bottle.
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