What Can I Do to Save this Vine????

gardenlady48(z5 IL)June 1, 2008

Greetings~

I purchased a mandevilla vine called 'Red Fury' from a greenhouse weeks ago. IT was the last one and I was hesitant to purchase because it had a couple of brown crispy patches on a leaf or two and a couple of yellowish leaves. The owner said, "oh yes, it will come out of it, just fertilize it". Like a dummy I did buy it. I repotted it, fertilized it, and it just seems to keep getting brown patches on the leaves and it has dropped a couple of flowering buds? Can you help?

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julia(z8a)

Stop fertilizing. Too much fertilizer could be responsible for the burn on the leaves when you first brought it home. Especially if watering has been haphazard.

I hate to be brutal, but here goes: If your mandevilla is in bad shape now, return it. By the time it gets happy again it will be July - half of the season gone. There must be another nursery near you.

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