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Q.Every Time My Plant Produces A New Flower,one Of The 2 Existing Ones Die

Zone 0624 | Lauralouise added on July 8, 2020 | Answered

My plant always has 2 healthy red flowers on it. It flowers every 3 months or so. When a new flower starts to unfold, one of the existing ones behind to die – the yellow stem goes black. Is there a reason for this? Can it not support more than 2 flowers? Thanks

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Answered on July 8, 2020

Unfortunately, your photos did not come through. This will depend on the, exact, plant in question and how the die-off appears.

Black stems can, often, indicate infection. A fungicide might be necessary.

This article will help in the meantime:


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Answered on July 8, 2020

It seems odd that it only occurs as a new flower is unfolding. It's as if the plant can only sustain 2 flowers at a time. I don't think I can add attachments? Thanks Laura Louise

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