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09/06/2013 at 13:46

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?

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09/06/2013 at 13:50

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

09/06/2013 at 13:56

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?

09/06/2013 at 14:08

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. 

09/06/2013 at 14:10

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

09/06/2013 at 14:10

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

09/06/2013 at 14:44

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 

09/06/2013 at 15:30

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. 

09/06/2013 at 15:55

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 

09/06/2013 at 16:27

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

09/06/2013 at 16:53

Fingers crossed 

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