I have a few Pachystachys (Golden Shrimp, Lollipop) plants
growing indoors, which I have had for several years. The
leaves on them always seem to be curled/twisted and quite
brittle. Other than that, the plants seem healthy, and
actually are in flower most of the time. I'm trying to
figure some kind of diagnosis. I water them lightly and
frequently with a quite weak but acidifying fertilizer
solution, and they seem to like this, having taken on
a dark green foliage during the few years I have used
this watering scheme. I cannot find any insect life
on them, at least not for the last few years.
They are growing in a coolish room (50-65 deg F)
most of the winter, with a southern exposure. They
show no signs of leaf burn. The room is quite dry,
relative humidity probably typically in the 30
Any ideas on causes for the leaf curl? Can't
seem to Google up much info on this plant
and its disease issues.
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