Struggling lipstick plant!
Hello! This is my first post on this forum and I am so excited to find such a huge gardening community! Anyway, to my plant.
I bought an overgrown, shaggy looking lipstick plant figuring I could just trim it up in the spring when I'm bored. I've had it for a few weeks now and there's a couple things I've noticed.
1. Some of the very long vines are leafless or only have leaves in the bottom, leaving an unappealing twiggy look.
2. There are a few vines that just fall off, maybe because of bad handling on the ride back and breaking?
3.The tips of some of the vines seem to be drying out and dying. (I have the same thing going on with my hoya, but my hoya got super dried out so I think that's why.)
4. Some vine's leaves are shriveling while vines around it look completely fine.
I'm not sure what's happening! I keep the soil pretty moist because that's what I've read and it's near a sunny window but far enough that it isn't direct (so I think). That's another thing, I've never had a plant this big so it's hard for me to know when/how to water it; usually I can look and poke the dirt to decide to water or not, but I think I just forget about my vined friends.
I will post pictures tomorrow so hopefully we can make this guy look a little better! Thanks everyone!