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Lottolearn

I bought a Senetti plant and put it in a large pot with good compost. It was great for about a month but now has curling leaves and the flowers are not really growing and what are are tiny. Picture below. Any ideas?


 

Dovefromabove

Where's it growing?  How much sun/shade is it getting?  How much watering are you doing?

Lottolearn

It's on my terrace so gets lots of sun most of the day until about 5pm. I water it regularly, especially now it's been so warm so keep it moist. Too much or too little you think?

Dovefromabove

It likes free-draining soil and prefers it's toes not to be too damp - perhaps it will benefit from drying out a bit.  

Also, have you been having the lovely warm sunshine that we in Norfolk have missed out on?  If so it might even have been too warm for it!  I'd move it into light shade while the weather is so warm. 

Lottolearn

OK thanks very much Dovefromabove. I'll try that.

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Lottolearn

meant to say, yes we've had really hot weather for over a week now. Lots of sun.

Dovefromabove

Lucky you, we had our heating on last night!  Senetti likes cooler spring/autumn weather - send it over to me in Norfolk - we'll cool it down 

Lottolearn

It's cooler today if that's any consolation! I thought they wanted/needed plenty of sun so thought it would do well on the patio. I've now moved it around so it's shaded. hopefully it will pick up. 

Dovefromabove

Everything I can read about it says that it flowers at between 35 - 40F I'm not brilliant at conversions but I'm sure that's pretty cool - below 10C 

Lottolearn

Thanks Dovefromabove, sounds about right. Hopefully now they are in the shade they should perk up.

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