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I have a very small alcea which I have been trying to grow in a small pot (3"d). It only ever has 3 leaves, approx 3" high. Every few weeks one leaf goes mottled, and this increases until the leaf curls up, and dies off. Another leaf come up from below but this keeps recurring and the plant is not establishing itself. Is it rust? Is it something else? What do I do?

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  • Posted: Wed. 15th May 2013 16:56

Re: Alcea Rosea (Hollyhock)

Reply from Carol

It wants to be huge. Try putting it in a much bigger pot, or in the ground and see what happens.

  • Posted: Wed. 15th May 2013 18:25

Re: Alcea Rosea (Hollyhock)

Reply from julie watters

i had a similar problem with mine. i wasn't loosing leaves but it just wasn't getting any bigger so i planted it in the garden hoping with more space it might start to grow but it isn't. it has grown a little bit more but now seems to have stopped dead. all my other plants are thriving and doing well but my hollyhock seems to be going nowhere fast
does anyone have any ideas

  • Posted: Sat. 13th July 2013 08:26