Top Questions About Cigar Plants

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Questions About Cigar Plants

Asked by
Nanlou35 on
October 7, 2014

Q. Our cigar plants

Our cigar plants have been in our front planter for at least 3 yrs. Just this year, a little shiny blue and black bug is eating the leaves.

Answered by
theficuswrangler on
October 9, 2014
A.

It's hard to identify the bug from that description, but if you want to know what it is, catch one and take it to the county extension service, where they can identify it for you. This link will help you locate one: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/info/what-is-extension-service.htm
In the mean time, a few sprays with neem oil will probably chase the unwelcome guest off. Neem oil won't harm bees or beneficial bugs, only those that eat leaves. https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/info/what-is-extension-service.htm

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Asked by
Diana7fl on
July 26, 2015
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Q. my cigar plant is nonflowering

My cigar plant looks healthy but it’s not flowering. Doesn’t need fertilizer.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 27, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

Review the growing requirements in the link below.
It certainly may be an issue with to much Nitrogen, this can inhibit flowering.

You can increase Phosphorous to promote blooms. Bone Meal is a good way to do this.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/cigar-plant/growing-cigar-plants.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/bone-meal-fertilizer.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 6, 2018

Q. cigar plants

why are the leaves on my cigar plant red instead of green?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 6, 2018
Certified Expert
A.

Leaves turn red in more sun locations and stay green in shady locations.

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