August 22, 2011
August 22, 2011
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My lipstick mona lisa plant lost its leaves and then the stems dried out. There are 3 stems with leaves left. They have been fine for a month but I am not sure that it will survive or will grow new shoots. Any advice on how to save this plant?
As so often happens, I can't be sure what plant you have, because there are several species referred to by this common name(s); that's why it's helpful to use the botanical name or a picture. However, from your description, I think you may have had the soil too wet for the amount of light available. Rot sets in and your plant dies. To save what's left, you might try increasing the light, and let the soil dry down some, all the way to the bottom of the pot. Best thing would be to get a new plant and try again.
I was given this plant today. There is green growth and there are some flowers down the long trailing part of the plant but near the soil surface the plant is brown. Can I cut it back, re-pot the plant, fertilize it gently and give it water to revive it?
Here is links to care and pruning information for your new plant.
Pruning or trimming the plant following blooming will help with new flower formation.
Here are some links to help you.
I live in south Florida and I have a 12 Ft lipstick palm. Temperature going down to 45 tomorrow and 47-50 for a few nights this week. Will a few days of this cold harm my plant? Very few nights during any time of the year that temperature drops so low.
Luckily, this can survive temperatures down to around 35 degrees, so this should pose no problem. I get questions from around the world, and this has been the common theme lately. Very strange amounts of snow and cold. Just take proper care, and hope that the temperatures don't drop below 35, and you will be fine. If it does happen to drop lower than that, then I could suggest covering the tree with a large canvas for those nights by using a ladder to reach.
Here is an article for the care of these: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/lipstick-palm/lipstick-palm-growing.htm
What colors do these plants come in? I have four red ones although I have seen a pink one in a shop but very expensive. I’ve also heard there are white ones but rare. Is that correct? Any chance on where i can buy seeds for these white or pink?
These come in, mostly, warm colors. The most common are pinks, reds, oranges, and yellows. I have not seen a white one, but that is not to say there isn't one. With many breeders working with the CRISPR gene editing, a white one is a real possibility.
As for where to get them... I would suggest looking at an online nursery. Any that have them will ship just about anywhere.
Too much water and too much direct sun (or too little) may be to blame. It likes temps of 70-80 F and high humidity. These issues plus too much nitrogen cause bud failure. So it is a bit fussy; learn how to care for lipstick plant with this article. https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/lipstick-plant/growing-lipstick-plants.htm