Ask a Question forum: my tuberose plant is turning yellow and drying

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allahabad,uttar pradesh,india
Dec 3, 2017 9:43 PM CST
I have planted bulbs of tuberose this july .Their was very less flowering in october and now in winter its drying.I belong to india where summers are very dry and hot and in winter temperature ranges from 20 C to 5 C.Tried to add compost but condition got worst.
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Name: Elaine
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Dec 3, 2017 10:14 PM CST
Hello and welcome! After their bloom time, tuberoses will grow foliage for a while, make new bulbs, then begin to go dormant for a few months. This is what's happening now. You have some good foliage there so your plants are making nice new bulbs.

Let them dry out a bit and 'ripen' the old foliage while your coolest weather is going on, then you can begin reviving them (with water and some plant food) from the new bulbs in maybe February.

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