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My solanum crispum, the leaves are turning yellow and dropping. The flowers were also very poor this year. Can anyone help?

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  • Posted: Tue. 24th August 2010 11:04

Re: solanum crispum

Reply from Kathy C

Hi, Gillian,
Where is your Solanum planted? Did it get too much or too little water this year? Have you had a chance to inspect for pests? If you have an account, and this is in your 'Plants I Have' list you can look over all the care instructions to see if the information provides clues to what is going on. If that doesn't seem to help, please let me know.
Kathy C

  • Posted: Thu. 26th August 2010 02:45

Re: solanum crispum

Reply from Valerie Munro

HI Gillian,

I am always guided by the colour of leaves - if they are turning yellow then I take that as a sign of a lack of nutrient. If the flowering plant has produced a disappointing show, then that pafrticularly points to a lack of potassium.

You do not say if you have been feeding the plant or not - too much nitrogen in afertiliser produces a lot of lovely leaves and not a lot else.. What you need to be using is a product that has a higher ratio of potassium to nitrogen. There is one on the market that is perfect - Westland Feed All, but if you cannot get this one, then Top Rose has the same nutrient ratio, but one application will only last for 3 months, rather than the 6 months with the Westland product.

With luck and the right plant food your plant will excel next year!

Good luck

Auntie Planty

  • Posted: Fri. 27th August 2010 05:24