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Tibouchina loosing leaves

Posted by Harriel z8 ( on
Sun, May 22, 05 at 2:11

I purchase two Tibouchinas about two months ago. Place them on my front porch facing SW. The one closest to the afternoon sun.Begin loosing it,s leaves at an alarming rate. Though some of the tips are drooping a little. I,m wondering what can I do to help with it,s recovery. At first I thought it might be that it needed watering. So I gave it a good soaking. But the leaves keepin falling. I need some advice an help.Anyone got some suggestions?

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RE: Tibouchina loosing leaves

It's probably root-bound and needs a larger pot and the roots loosened. After you get that job done, soak it in an epsom salts and water solution (1 TBSP. ES to gallon of water). Its roots will settle in about two weeks from now, and you can then begin adding fertilizer to your water at 1/4 strength.

RE: Tibouchina loosing leaves

My Tiboucina is also losing it's leaves, which turn bright red before falling. I will try repotting as you are probably right, it is root-bound.Thanks- its worth a try.

RE: Tibouchina loosing leaves

to Kay Jones

I repotted my Tibouchina, it was very root bound, and took a long time to free all the roots soaking them continuously. It have continued to lose leaves , but this time they are turning yellow and falling, looking like an Autumn drop. Is it a deciduous shrub? I am tempted to prune it well to give it breathing space, but all the leaves would be cut off as they are only on the tips, would that matter? Help! Jill

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