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Name: Maria Villarreal
Houston, TX (Zone 8b)
Jan 13, 2018 3:29 PM CST
My million hearts plant is not doing too good! I have had it for about 6 months.
It has been hanging by a window with indirect bright light and it is watered about once a week. Now, it has some of its stems drying out. The leaves start to turn lighter than the rest of the plant, til they eventually turn brown and fall. IS THIS TYPICAL OF THIS PLANT? Or is it dying? This has been going on for about a month and it seems to be spreading. More of the plant is "drying" up. What is going on?
Name: Lin
Southeast Florida (Zone 10a)

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Jan 13, 2018 3:38 PM CST
Hi Mari123, Welcome!

If you could post a photo of your plant, it might help in determining what the problem might be. Yellowing leaves could be due to too much ... or too little water. Pot size/soil could be an issue as to the amount of water the plant is taking in. Since you are growing your plant indoors and it's currently winter, I think perhaps once a week might be too much water. If you can edit your post and upload a photo it might help someone to identify the problem.

I had a Million Hearts (Dischidia ruscifolia) for a long time before losing it to cold one winter when we were out of town and had an unexpected freeze. Mine stayed outside all year and got quite a bit of sun; I never watered weekly but I live in humid Florida where the air stays quite moist.

Hopefully someone will have some suggestions for you so that you can save your Million Hearts plant.
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