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15/12/2013 at 12:38

Help, my lovely Stephanotis leaves are going yellow and dropping off and I've no idea why.

It is a bright position and is kept moist and I feed it a weak tomato fertiliser monthly so can someone please tell me what I'm doing wrong??


15/12/2013 at 12:51


This is from the RHS website, only you can tell if your problem fits any of the causes of what you describe.

Stephanotis suffers from some common houseplant problems.

  • Pests: susceptible to scale insectred spider mitemealybug and root mealybug
  • Lack of flowering: may be caused by low humidity or insufficient summer warmth, but may also be due to unsuitable winter treatment. Keep plants cool in winter – between 13-16°C (55-61°F) – and water sparingly. Poor general growing conditions and lack of feeding may also be factors
  • Flower bud drop: extreme changes in growing conditions, either over or under watering, extreme high or low temperatures or lack of humidity may cause the flower buds to drop
  • Yellowing and dropping of leaves: this may follow waterlogging or very low temperatures. Lack of feeding will cause a general yellowing of the leaves without dropping. Plants should show green rapidly after foliar feeding
15/12/2013 at 12:51

could be water logging,low temperatures or the lack of feeding.

It needs good drainage.

try john inners no2.

This is only what I found on internet.



15/12/2013 at 17:46

Thank you I will repot it and see what happens.

17/12/2013 at 11:34

Good idea! Do not water the compost after re-potting. I used to grow tropical plants including Stephanotis and they must be kept on the dry side of waterlogged! Also minimum temperature of 60 degrees F.

01/12/2014 at 10:30

My stephanotis is suffering the same way.  It's well fed so I think a drop in temperature plus maybe a tad of over watering are to blame.  Very useful answer..thanks!

01/12/2014 at 21:12

Thank you very much for all your replies I really appreciated them. She was repotted a few weeks ago and she's looking better so fingers crossed I'll be getting some flowers some time in the spring.!!

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