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Questions About Duranta Plants

Asked by
brieftobe on
July 11, 2019

Q. My duranta trees leaves are falling off. Why?

I received the plant for mother’s day this year and live in Michigan. It’s still flowering and the leaves are still green but falling off. How do I stop it?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 12, 2019
Certified Expert

This plant generally resists a lot of diseases. It can, however, be infested by pests such as scales, mealy bugs, and nematodes.
In case of a scale infestation, use a horticultural oil to spray the plant with. Mealy bugs are easy to spot, thanks to the cottony masses they grow as, and can easily be gotten rid of by spraying the plant with water from a gardening hose.
Review the care below.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
October 16, 2019

Q. I recently planted 3 Duranta plants and they were doing well but now the flowers are gone and the leaves are turning a lighter

green and some are falling off! The third one ( in photo) is the best looking one.

Answered by
GKH_Susan on
October 17, 2019
Certified Expert

It may be a watering issue, either too much or not enough. The soil should be kept moist but must drain well. A slow release fertilizer will keep it flowering till frost.

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