Medinella
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My medinilla is in bad shape. The green stalks have turned brown and the flowers are dying before they open. What can I do?

Zone M4L 3P4 | pamthibert added on June 14, 2019 | Answered

It is planted in a large pot and throughout the winter sits in an east facing window. My apartment is quite warm. I have brought this plant outside onto my deck. I live in Toronto and the weather has been very moist. If I can not save this plant is there anyway that I can propagate it? Please let me know and thank you so much for your help! Very few people are familiar with this type of plant in Toronto.

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on June 15, 2019

It may be a fungal disease. If all the stalks are brown it may be too late to propagate, which is done by division while repotting. Here are articles that may help pinpoint the problem:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/medinilla/caring-for-medinilla-plants.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/plant-leaf-spots.htm

https://hgic.clemson.edu/factsheet/houseplant-diseases-disorders/

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