Lipstick plant - Knowledgebase Question

Salem, Ne
Question by Ccandc11
June 30, 2010
I'm still having trouble with my plant with the flowers falling off before they can blossom. It is in a hangling pot at a window with a southern exposure. Any suggestions on why the flowers are falling off?

Answer from NGA
June 30, 2010


Water stress is the most likely cause of the flowers dropping prematurely. While you don't want to keep the potting soil soggy wet, you should keep it evenly and consistently moist. If the roots go from drought to saturation, it will stress the plant and the flowers will drop. Good luck with your lipstick plant!

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