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Pocatello, Idaho
GardeningGram
Apr 16, 2018 11:24 AM CST
I have a good sized star Jasmine that I brought indoors last fall(we live in SE Idaho). Is dropped a lot of brown brittle leaves during the winter. I think it didn't get enough water or light so I cut back all the dead wood and moved it to a big shaded window. Now it has a lot of new growth and some tendrils forming. My problem is, it is dropping some curled leaves. They are green...what is going on?
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Name: Will Creed
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WillC
Apr 16, 2018 12:29 PM CST
Are you losing a few or a lot of green leaves? Where are they falling from - new growth stems or older stems? What is your watering routine?
Will Creed
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Pocatello, Idaho
GardeningGram
Apr 16, 2018 4:21 PM CST
It is new growth that is dropping. A handful or so...I water two or three times a week, when the soil feels dry on top.
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WillC
Apr 16, 2018 4:59 PM CST
You may be overwatering - not allowing the soil to get quite dry enough between waterings. Also, check for spider mites.
Will Creed
Horticultural Help, NYC
www.HorticulturalHelp.com
I now have a book available on indoor plant care
Pocatello, Idaho
GardeningGram
Apr 16, 2018 11:06 PM CST
Spider Mite! My daughter said she thought she saw some tiny spiders and some web! What is the best treatment?
Name: Will Creed
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WillC
Apr 17, 2018 9:06 AM CST
Jasmines are favored hosts of spider mites.

Mix a solution of liquid dish soap and water and spray the entire plants so thoroughly that all leaf and stem surfaces are literally dripping wet. If you fail to make spray contact with just a few, they will reproduce and the infestation will return. It is a messy task, but if you are really thorough, one treatment may be all that is required. But continue to be vigilant.
Will Creed
Horticultural Help, NYC
www.HorticulturalHelp.com
I now have a book available on indoor plant care
Pocatello, Idaho
GardeningGram
Apr 17, 2018 9:08 AM CST
Thank you so much!! Now if the wind will just stop blowing so I can plant my carrots!!

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