My shrimp plant leaves are turning brown. Why is this happening and what can I do about this?
There are several reasons why leaves turn brown. The most common in potted plants involves soil moisture, either too much or too little. You need to test the soil between waterings; here is a video that might help you understand watering. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tf-8InSamYQ
Another cause could be fungal disease, which is often associated with over-wet soil. Salt buildup in the soil could be at fault - has the plant been fertilized frequently? Unused fertilizer remains in the soil as salt. Then again, browning leaves could be caused by an insect attack - check the stems, leaf axils (where leaf stems join main stems) and undersides of leaves for whitestuff, webbing, or bumpy things. Look into all of these things, then if you need more help, let us know.
Hopefully, this article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/shrimp-plant/growing-shrimp-plants.htm
I have always had a fascination for the shrimp plant. But I live in an area where it has ice and snow all winter long. Is it healthy to have a shrimp plant indoors all year round? And what size of pot would it need to thrive indoors? Would it be healthy to keep it in a shady place outside during the summer? Is there any other extra information I need to know? Thanks.
This article should help (just use the info for pot growing instead): https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/shrimp-plant/growing-shrimp-plants.htm
Why are all the leaves on my 16" transplanted flowering shrimp plant curling this year? Soil is used but amended with fish emulsion and bone meal, and is kept moist. Do I need more perlite?
Not sure exactly what you mean by "transplanted." That word usually refers to a plant that has been growing in the ground, and has been dug up and moved to a new location -- is this what you mean? If so, the curling leaves could be a result of losing part of its roots, or being moved to a new location. Or do you mean it's a plant you bought from a nursery and removed from its pot and planted in your yard? It might be a disease such as verticulum wilt: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/verticillium-wilt-treatment.htm
Or do you mean - because of the way you refer to the soil and adding perlite - that it's in a container? It may be a cultural problem; this article brings up some good points: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/what-causes-brown-edges-on-leaves-of-plant.htm
In any case, check the general maintenance against this article: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/what-causes-brown-edges-on-leaves-of-plant.htm
I live in the Chicago area and wintered my topiary shrimp plant in the house where it pretty much bloomed the whole time. I put it outside and I'm getting zero flowers. I've given it miracle grow bloom fertilize, about 2 weeks ago and nothing.
Here is a great link with care requirements.
This should help you pinpoint the issue.
I have a new red shrimp plant (*justice brandegeeana) and I need to know what type of fertilizer to use and how often to fertilize. I live in Central Fla.
You can use an all purpose fertilizer and I would keep it on the light side.
I planted Cerinthe Blue Shrimp Plant seeds this spring and I was reading up on them. My flowers are all a fuchsia color, not blue. Is this normal?
i have grown cerinthe fushia colour , maybe you have a new strain ?
How do I train rooted shrimp plant cuttings to braid around a stick? My braided shrimp plant cuttings have now taken root, but are only about 10 cm tall. How and when can I train these cuttings to braid around a stick/pole for the braided effect? Thank you very much!
They will not vine or attach to a stick or support on their own.
You will need to braid or attach them. You can purchase plant twisting wire at local garden stores. It can be cut in small sections and used to attach the stems.