Top Questions About Heliotrope Plants

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Questions About Heliotrope Plants

Asked by
rosesrnice on
June 8, 2014

Q. heliotrope looks healthy, but it has a big black spot

When I purchased my Heliotrope plant it was beautiful. I water in the morning and late afternoon. The plant is in a flower pot. The heliotrope looks healthy with lush green leaves and nice fragrant blooms. My issue is the black (quarter size) spots in the middle of otherwise healthy looking leaves.

Answered by
theficuswrangler on
June 9, 2014
A.

Black spots in the middle of leaves sound like some kind of fungus. While an occasional leaf that gets a spot is nothing to worry about, but when a number of leaves start to show them, then you've got a problem. Cut off the spotted leaves to prevent possible spread of disease.
I think you're probably watering too much. A potted plant shouldn't need water more than once a week, maybe twice if it's in high light. Here are two articles that might be of help to you, one on heliotrope, and one on caring for potted plants. https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/heliotrope/growing-heliotrope-plants.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/hpgen/basic-care-of-houseplants.htm
A little tip about watering your plant. Take a spoon and dig up a little soil from an inch or two down into the plant. Squeeze it together between your fingers -- if water comes out, don't put any more water into your plant.

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Asked by
itsmyname on
July 8, 2014

Q. Purchase of plants

I have tried to find Heliotrope plants in my city. No luck.

Answered by
theficuswrangler on
July 9, 2014
A.

They may be hard to find in your area because they are not considered hardy there, neither are they considered a houseplant; also, they're sort of "out of fashion." However, you can order them online; just search "where to buy heliotrope flowers." This article has information you should check out before you start these lovely plants: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/heliotrope/growing-heliotrope-plants.htm

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Asked by
clmietus on
July 4, 2015

Q. heliotrope plant in a large pot

Can I change my originally purple Heliotrope from the color pink it is now? It was only purple one season. I have a heliotrope plant in a large pot. It was originally purple but each summer since it is bright pink. Is there a way to get it back to purple? I had a pink Hydrangea that was pink and it is now blue because I put Aluminum Phosphate in the soil.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 5, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

This is most likely a hybrid cultivator and it can be reverting back to a different color.
Also many of the cultivators do start darker and brighter and as the plant ages the color of flowers will lighten.
Other then provided the optimum care there is nothing that can change the color back.

Here is a link with care information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/heliotrope/growing-heliotrope-plants.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
September 13, 2015

Q. Heliotrope

I am looking for information on an old fashioned plant that’s a perennial that gets four to five feet and has clusters of white-only flowers in late spring that are amazingly fragrant. Can you help me?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
September 15, 2015
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Asked by
suekosobud on
June 16, 2016

Q. Heliotropes (annuals)

Why is my heliotrope plant not producing flowers? The leaves are beautiful; however, I thought there would be flowers by now.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 18, 2016
Certified Expert
A.

Consistently moist soil is very important to this plants health.

Here is a link to refresh you on the care requirements.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/heliotrope/growing-heliotrope-plants.htm

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Asked by
Gilbert Shirley on
April 25, 2017

Q. Heliotrope plant.

What is the lowest temperature a heliotrope can withstand in the spring?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
April 30, 2017
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Asked by
barbara peel on
September 3, 2017

Q. heliotropes

Our plants, which have been raised from seed, have put on a lot of growth but with very little flowers and no scent whatsoever – where have we gone wrong?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
September 5, 2017
Certified Expert
A.

Grown from seed you may not have flowers in the first season.
This link will fresh you from care requirements.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/heliotrope/growing-heliotrope-plants.htm

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