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Q.Does A Dipladenia Die Off At A Certain Age?

Zone Port Elizabeth? Eastern Cape South Africa | Anonymous added on December 25, 2020 | Answered

I live in South Africa and always have 3 dipladenias in large pots on my terrace. While 2 flourish the third often shrivels and dies. Do they only have a certain lifespan?

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Answered on December 27, 2020

My research showed they are perennial in warm climates such as yours. So, no, I wouldn't say they had a short lifespan like annuals. Perhaps the third plant succumbed to disease or insect invasion. Sometimes identical plants only a foot apart will perform differently. Does the third one get more shade perhaps than the others? Does it have a larger pot that may be causing more moisture retention leading to root rot?

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