Top Questions About Turtlehead Plants

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Questions About Turtlehead Plants

Asked by
maggiemacfree on
July 7, 2015

Q. Insect eating the leaves of my turtlehead

What to do? Some leaves look crinkled, and on others the leaf is eaten between the veins. It has a white cottony substance under some leaves. Have not actually seen a bug on any of the plant. What is it and how do I get rid of it?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 7, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

Most likely a case of Mealybugs.
Neem Oil is a good treatment plant.
Here are links that have more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/mealybugs-control.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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Asked by
lizzied on
March 22, 2016

Q. Turtleheads

Is there any spring maintenance that should be done?

Answered by
kh0001 on
March 22, 2016
A.

It's actually a very low-maintenance plant. Spring is a good time to think about cleaning out any dead growth (just like for any perennial). Here's a link to more information about Turtleheads: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/turtlehead/turtlehead-flower-information.htm

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Asked by
Annette MacDougall on
April 19, 2017

Q. care of Turtle Head plant

Do I cut off the tall dry shoots from the plant? These have dried brown buds on them. Do these survive and turn into flowers? Thank you. Annette

Answered by
Alisma on
April 20, 2017
Certified Expert
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The dried brown buds won't turn into flowers. If the plant has already flowered, the dry seedheads will probably produce seeds soon. You can leave these in place if you like their appearance, or cut them off, it's your choice.

If the plant has not flowered, but the flower buds dried out before opening, that indicates a problem. Perhaps the plants did not get enough water or there is a problem with the roots.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
August 8, 2017

Q. Tiny Tortuga turtlehead

the leaves of my pink turtlehead have black spots on them, turning brown and curling up on the edges. The plant is currently in bloom. We live in Blaine, Washington.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
August 11, 2017
Certified Expert
A.

This sounds like a fungal leaf spot. You can apply fungicides to try to help. Increasing air circulation around the plants is also recommended.

Here is an article with care information.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/info/using-fungicides-in-garden.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/turtlehead/turtlehead-flower-information.htm

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Asked by
Kristi K Scruggs on
September 17, 2017

Q. Turtlehead Plant

if i live in the Midwest (missouri) and have just recieved what I think is a turtle plant, should I wait until spring to plant it in the ground or can I plant it in the fall?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
September 18, 2017
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Asked by
caconklin2000 on
October 20, 2017

Q. how do you divide turtle head

I have two turtle head plants, I want to move them and divide them.

Answered by
BushDoctor on
October 20, 2017
Certified Expert
A.

They are very simple to divide! Just dig them up and you will notice what is each separate plant. Here is more information on the plant: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/turtlehead/turtlehead-flower-information.htm

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