Wishbone Flowers

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  4. Help me identify the plant - want to know the instructions to care for it.
  5. What's wrong with my wishbone flower?
Asked by Anonymous on July 2, 2015
Torenia

My Torenia appears to wilt and feels a bit tacky.

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

It is likely being affected by insect pests - perhaps aphids or another sap-sucking insect. The stickiness is from the honeydew these pests leave behind. I recommend treating the plant with Neem oil, which will help take care of these pests and many others. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/problems/pests/neem-oil-uses.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/homemade-aphid-control-a-natural-way-to-kill-aphids.htm

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Asked by 443@frontierne.net on June 23, 2016
Torenia

I planted this in a shaded area and it looks beautiful but is not flowering.

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kh0001
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Torenia plants like moist but well-draining soil and they do best in morning sun and afternoon shade. Double-check your location and water situation and think about fertilizing soon. This article may help you:

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

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Asked by Nancy B Robinson on June 7, 2017
Torenia

Is the Torenia a perennial or annual? I live in zone 9

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DLarum
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Torenia can grow as a perennial in zone 10 or above but is generally grown as an annual

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Asked by wittyameta on November 16, 2017
Help Me Identify the Plant – Want to Know the Instructions to Care for It.

I got a plant as a gift, and I don’t what it is. I have tried google image search as well.
Can anyone help me figure it out, so I can search for the care guide for my plant.

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BushDoctor
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

This would be a wishbone flower! This article will give you more information about how to care for these: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/wishbone/growing-wishbone-flowers.htm

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Asked by wittyameta on December 7, 2017
What’s Wrong With My Wishbone Flower?

The buds on my wishbone plant are not blossoming. There are some white spots on the leaves as well.

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MichiganDot

Torenia is prone to powdery mildew and root rot. The plant prefers consistently damp but not soggy soil and part shade. If your plant hasn't been repotted in the past 3 months, start with repotting and going up one pot size. Don't use potting mix with added fertilizer which is formulated for outdoor summer plants. Assess the roots for rot and adjust your watering practices as needed. Use a balanced fertilizer such as 10-10-10 at half the recommended rate. If your plant seems to be recovering but still not blooming, consider supplemental light.

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