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What's attacking my moonflower vine?

Posted by Need2SeeGreen 10 (SoCal) (My Page) on
Sat, Nov 16, 13 at 20:42


I tried to upload a photo, I hope it works.

If not, the leaves are warped and look chewed on, same with new growth. And blooms are bent and they sort of get smushed on the end and I'm not sure they open.

I don't see any bugs though. Does anyone know what it might be?


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RE: What's attacking my moonflower vine?

I hope this is another pic. Oops, it's sideways, sorry!

Thanks for any suggestions!

RE: What's attacking my moonflower vine?

if you were anywhere but z10 so cal.. i would suggest cold damage ...

but is this plant new to you ... perhaps you put it out in blazing sun.. w/o properly hardening it off ...

give us some history ...


RE: What's attacking my moonflower vine?

Ah. Well, it has been a weird summer.

I had it in partial shade during the hottest part of the summer (and we really only had high heat in spots). I garden on a balcony and a lot of things just cook if I put them in full sun. Then this wrinkly/? business started a month or two ago, and I didn't know what it was, so I thought, well, I'll try it in full sun, since it was getting cooler and I think it's tropical? (Actually not sure where MGs come from. Hmm.)

For a while it seemed to do better, but lately a backslide. And, it has been cold. So it really could be cold damage. I never even thought of that. But does that make the blossoms get warped sideways?

Thanks for your comment -- it's very interesting and I'd never have thought of it. It's in a sunny corner now -- sun a half day at least. But it still could be cold I guess.

RE: What's attacking my moonflower vine?

it was 24 here in MI last week ... that is cold.. of course.. they all died a month back or so ....

whats your version of cold??? ... lol ...

google will tell you all about its native ranges .... no need for you to guess or wonder ....


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