dehydrated curvy wrinkly Brevialata
Absolute majority of my plants liked being transplanted into gritty mix (one part each of granit grit, pine bark fines and calcined DE, all screened through insect screen and washed to eliminate dust). One notable exception is this Hoya Brevialata. It's been about 5 weeks since the repot and the little princess is just not cooperating! The leaves are thinner than they should be on a healthy plant, they look less plumpy, more wrinkly and dehydrated. They also curve outward as if trying to catch more light rays. But the thing is under a powerful fluorescent light fixture, so its hard to believe it wants even more light.
I do say dehydrated to describe the leaves, but it's not like I neglected my watering responsibilities. The mix is very well-draining, but DE and bark hold plenty of water, and the pot is not as small that the mix would dry out too fast.
I tried fertilizing (half-strength Foliage-Pro 9-3-6), then when things did not change, I tried eliminating that and just water - still no improvement.
I do add vinegar to water (1 tbsp/gal) because my municipal water pH is a bit too high at 7.2ish.
I just do not know what this fussy little princess wants! Communication skills are definitely not on its resume (or maybe not on mine! hehe)
When I repotted, I divided the plant into two pots - one 6-inch plastic, the other 8-inch glazed ceramic. Both are sad looking like in this picture. But this does give me an opportunity to give them different care. What factors do you suggest I should differ? I just started watering the smaller pot a bit more and the bigger one a bit less, but it's too early to see any results. What else? Both are under lights - maybe I should move one a shelf down for lower light? I am thinking of varying only one factor though and keeping the others the same, so that I can attribute the changes to one factor and do not have to second guess what causes things.
Any advice is appreciated.