My Asian lily stopped growing its stem and leaves are curling and growing in excess at the top
Hello, I have had a glorious Asian lily for 2 years now and every year I had a long stem, second year 2 stems of about 60 or 70 cm each and great big flowers. This year, the oldest of the stems has grown about 20 cm and has stopped growing. The stem is very thick, and the leaves seem to have crowded themselves at the top of the stem. They are curly as well, but no spots or signs of being eaten. There are some holes here and there but I haven’t seen any pests. I had some red beetles last year but I collected all of them and their babies and haven’t seen any this year. The younger stem (his 2nd year) is growing normally and except a few curly leaves, I don’t see anything wrong with it. What could be the cause. May I mention that I watered it with the hose about a month ago and the water was cold. It hasn’t suffered any other shocks. What could be the problem?
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Distorted leaves could indicate pests or disease.
Since you see some signs of pests eating leaves; go ahead and treat the plant with Neem Oil.
Neem Oil is organic and is safe for people, pets and Bees!
I would treat every 3 days for 2 weeks.