BoP question again
Well, now that I have succeeded in getting a flower spike to form on my Strelitzia R, I am still having problems with the leaves. They are lovely fresh green when they emerge but are and do stay like that for a while. The older ones roll up and are rather sad looking, are also pale and almost yellowish with crispy patches. It was re-potted earlier this season when I saw the flower spike starting as it had developed a bad list to one side and was in danger of toppling over. It's in a rich compost for established plants (John Innes No3, don't know if in the US are familiar with it though) The leaves were like this beforehand. It's in the greenhouse which can get rather hot now the sun has decided to appear here in the UK although I do have roof shades ...is it getting sun-burnt? What is the best place for it? Any advice appreciated! Do they prefer wet/dry at the roots? It's so big it can't live in the house (so my d/h says!) and outside it's far too windy where I live.