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How to Care for Wallich Geranium 'buxton's Variety'

This is a hardy geranium cultivar known for its brilliant five-petaled purple blooms that continue through summer and fall. Wallich geranium 'Buxton's Variety' is a low-spreading perennial plant that will return each year and can climb over a border or fence, making an attractive addition to any garden or landscape.
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Wallich geranium 'Buxton's Variety'
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How to Water Wallich geranium 'Buxton's Variety'?

The wallich geranium 'Buxton's Variety' is suitable for growing in a humid environment. It needs to have enough water during its growth period, especially in the summer when the weather is hot - watering is necessary to bring down the surface temperature of the plant. Control watering in the winter, as excessive watering will make its roots rot.
Water the soil after it has been completely dry for a day or two, which can increase the tolerance of the plant and stimulate it to flower more. But, if the soil is left dry for too long, the plant will begin to lose its leaves and start to wither. Watering must be stopped during days of continuous rain, and the drainage should be cleared promptly so that any accumulated water can drain out quickly.
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How to Fertilize Wallich geranium 'Buxton's Variety'?

The wallich geranium 'Buxton's Variety' can grow quickly and healthily with enough nutrients. Therefore, in addition to a base fertilizer applied at the time of sowing, additional fertilizing should also be subsequently carried out during its maintenance. According to its growth pattern, fertilization during the plant’s rapid growth period (in spring) every year is most suitable, with topdressing being carried out 1-2 times.
Applying a slow release fertilizer to plants grown outdoors can effectively prevent soil fertility from being diluted by heavy rainfall. When planting indoors, it is necessary to wait until the plants have grown before applying a balanced formula of liquid fertilizer, which is more conducive to plant growth. Applying a phosphate fertilizer during flowering can make flowering better, and can also prolong the flowering period.
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What Are the Sunlight Requirements for Wallich geranium 'Buxton's Variety'?

The wallich geranium 'Buxton's Variety' will grow stronger and will flower better when placed in a sunny spot. However, if it is growing in hot place with direct sunlight, it needs proper shading and adequate moisture. In seasons where the temperature is lower than 4 ℃, plants should be moved indoors.
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How to Prune Wallich geranium 'Buxton's Variety'?

The wallich geranium 'Buxton's Variety' grows relatively slowly and requires only simple trimming. Large-scale pruning will affect the growth of the plant, and could even cause it to die.
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What is the Ideal Temperature Range for Wallich geranium 'Buxton's Variety'?

The wallich geranium 'Buxton's Variety' is mainly distributed in temperate and tropical mountainous areas. It prefers a warm and humid climate, but is relatively tolerant to cold and moisture. Make sure that the plant is never overexposed to the sun when maintaining it, keeping it in a cool and well-ventilated environment. It will begin to fall over if the temperature gets too high.
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What Soil is Best for Wallich geranium 'Buxton's Variety'?

The wallich geranium 'Buxton's Variety' is not picky about the pH level of its soil, but this should ideally be neutral to slightly acidic (pH between 5.8 and 6.5). Its root system distribution is relatively shallow, making it suitable for planting in sandy soil. Loosening of the soil is required before planting, so that moisture and nutrients can quickly penetrate through to the roots, which also makes it easier for the roots to grow. Weeding is required at the same time when the soil is being loosened, otherwise the weeds will take up most of the nutrients in the soil.
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How to Plant Wallich geranium 'Buxton's Variety'?

The wallich geranium 'Buxton's Variety' is easy to sow, and this should take place in the spring and fall of each year. Before sowing, the soil should be loosened and good drainage should be ensured in the planting area or pot. After loosening the soil in the planting area, apply a thin and even layer of base fertilizer, before covering with a thin layer of soil. Then, sprinkle the seeds into it before laying a final thin layer of soil over them.
A warm, humid environment and abrasions on the seeds before sowing can help germination, which will usually take 2 weeks. If it is to be planted for a long time, you may need to keep seedlings under cover after sowing, for planting out in the coming year. Fertilization should be carried out once before flowering, with a compound fertilizer containing phosphorus and potassium being preferred. The seeds will be much more nourished after fertilization.
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How to Harvest Wallich geranium 'Buxton's Variety'?

Most of the wallich geranium 'Buxton's Variety' varieties are seed bearing, with only a few that aren't, making collecting of the seeds very convenient. For planting by sowing, the mature seeds should be collected.
Its flowering period is in the summer, while its fruiting period is in late summer or early fall. Its seed pods will slowly change color when they begin to mature, and a part of them will begin to burst outwards. They can be collected in paper bags at this point, ventilated and dried, and the best seeds can be selected for storage.
When the fruit matures in summer and fall, the part above the ground can be cut off or be pulled up entirely. Clean off the soil and impurities and dry it in the sun to be used for medicinal purposes.
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Seasonal Precautions

The wallich geranium 'Buxton's Variety' is most vulnerable in the winter, when it needs to be cared for carefully. Any dead leaves on the soil should be cleaned up promptly and regularly to prevent bacteria from infecting the plants.
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Brown spot
This infection can cause brown spots or patches to appear on the plant.
Solutions: In minor cases of brown spot, there isn’t any need to treat the disease. However, if much of the foliage is affected and defoliation occurs, the plant will benefit from getting rid of the infection. It is recommended to start by applying organic treatment options, working up to the more potent synthetic, chemical fungicides if necessary. Organic options won’t kill the fungus, but will prevent it from spreading. Dissolve ½ teaspoon of baking soda and one teaspoon of liquid soap in a gallon of water. Using a spray bottle, spray on tops and bottoms of leaves until the mixture drips off. Repeat every two weeks until existing spots stop enlarging and new spots no longer appear. Spray a copper-based fungicidal soap on the leaves, coating the top and bottom leaf surfaces. Reapply as directed on the product label. Copper penetrates the leaf surface and prevents germination of spores so the fungus cannot spread. Apply an all-purpose fungicide to the entire plant, following the label instructions carefully.
Leaf beetles
Leaf beetles Leaf beetles
Leaf beetles
Leaf beetles are a class of colored insects 1 to 2 cm in size. They gnaw on leaves and petals resulting in small, round holes scattered over the surface.
Solutions: For less serious cases: Remove beetles, nymphs, and eggs. Remove all life stages of the beetles and kill them by placing them in a bucket of warm, soapy water. This can be done more easily by placing the bucket under affected leaves and shaking the plant. This method is most effective in the afternoon when leaf beetles are more active. Always dispose of insects in a sealed bag or container to avoid escape and spread. To treat more serious infestations: Apply organic insecticides. Use naturally-derived insecticides before moving on to synthetic insecticides. Neem oil and pyrethrum are naturally-derived insecticides that should be applied following label instructions. Apply synthetic insecticides. Examples of insecticides effective for leaf beetles include carbaryl, permethrin, and bifenthrin. Apply insecticides according to label instructions.
Underwatering
Underwatering Underwatering
Underwatering
Leaves may wilt for a variety of reasons.
Solutions: The easiest (and most obvious) way to address underwatering is to fully hydrate the plant. However, this must be done carefully. A common mistake that many gardeners make is to douse their underwatered plants with water. This can overwhelm the roots of the plant and shock its system, something that can be even more damaging than the lack of water to begin with. Instead, water thoroughly and slowly, taking breaks to let the water slowly saturate through the soil to get to the roots. Use room temperature water, as cold water might be too much of a shock. In the future, shorten the time between waterings. A good rule of thumb is to check the soil around each plant daily. If it’s dry to at least two inches down, it’s time to water. If a container plant is repeatedly drying out very quickly, repotting into a slower-draining container might be a good idea, too.
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Brown spot
This infection can cause brown spots or patches to appear on the plant.
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Discolored spots on the foliage of plants are one of the most common disease problems people observe. These spots are caused by fungal and bacterial diseases, with most infections related to a fungal pathogen.
Brown spot can occurs on all houseplants, flowering ornamentals, vegetable plants, and leaves of trees, bushes, and shrubs. No plants are resistant to it, and the problem is worse in warm, wet environments. It can occur at any point in the life stage as long as leaves are present.
Small brownish spots appear on the foliage and enlarge as the disease progresses. In severe cases, the plant or tree is weakened when the lesions interrupt photosynthesis or cause defoliation.
Symptom Analysis
Symptom Analysis
In most cases, brown spot only affects a small percentage of the whole plant, appearing on a small amount of the leaves. A small infection only puts minor stress on the plant. However, if left untreated and the disease progresses over numerous seasons, it will severely impact the health and productivity of the infected specimen.
  • Sporulation begins (reproduction of the fungal spores), and tiny spots appear on leaves.
  • Placement is often random and scattered as diseases are spread through raindrops.
  • May appear on lower leaves and the interior of the plant where humidity is higher.
  • Brown spots enlarge and grow large enough to touch neighboring spots to form a more prominent blotch.
  • Leaf margins may turn yellow.
  • Tiny black dots (fruiting bodies of the fungi) appear in the dead spots.
  • Blotches grow in size until the entire leaf is brown.
  • The leaf falls off the plant.
Severe Symptoms
  • Partial or complete premature defoliation
  • Reduced growth
  • Increased susceptibility to pests and other diseases
Disease Cause
Disease Cause
Brown spot, or leaf spot, is a common descriptive term given to several diseases affecting the leaves of plants and trees. Around 85% of diseases exhibiting leaf spots are due to fungus or fungus-like organisms. Sometimes brown spot is caused by a bacterial infection, or insect activity with similar symptoms.
When conditions are warm and the leaf surfaces are wet, fungal spores being transported by wind or rain land on the surface and cling to it. They do not rupture the cell walls but grow in the space between the plant plasma membrane and the plant cell wall. As the spores reproduce, they release toxins and enzymes that cause necrotic spots (i.e., dead tissue) on the leaves, allowing the fungi to consume the products released when the cells degrade.
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Leaf beetles
Leaf beetles are a class of colored insects 1 to 2 cm in size. They gnaw on leaves and petals resulting in small, round holes scattered over the surface.
Overview
Overview
Leaf beetles range in size from 1.5 mm to 2 cm. Both adult beetles and their larvae eat the leaves of many different types of plants. There are over 35,000 different species of leaf beetles, in a variety of colors including gold, green, yellow-striped, and red striped. Some of these have been mistaken for ladybirds because of their shape and coloring. They can be oval, round, or elongated in shape. These insect pests are most active in spring and summer.
If not controlled, leaf beetles can do a lot of damage to vegetable crops and ornamental plants. They feed on the leaves, flowers, stems, roots, and fruits of different plants. They can fly, which means it's easy for them to move from one plant to another. Some species of leaf beetles only target one specific crop, while others will target many different types of plants. Although a lot of the damage that they cause is cosmetic, an infestation can weaken a plant and leave it prone to other more problematic diseases.
Symptom Analysis
Symptom Analysis
The first signs of a leaf beetles infestation are small visible holes in leaves. Leaves then become discolored and dark beetle droppings can be seen. As the leaves turn yellow and brown, they will drop off the plant onto the ground. Some leaves will appear skeletonized with only the veins still remaining.
Infestation begins in spring, when the adult beetles emerge from the soil and lay their eggs on the leaves of plants. When these eggs hatch, the young nymphs start munching on the leaves as they grow up. Once leaf beetles are large and mature, they'll fall to the ground and pupate in the soil over winter before starting the cycle all over again.
Leaf beetles also eat holes in fruits and vegetables. These can be seen as small round holes that sometimes have a larger brown area surrounding them.
Solutions
Solutions
For less serious cases:
  1. Remove beetles, nymphs, and eggs. Remove all life stages of the beetles and kill them by placing them in a bucket of warm, soapy water. This can be done more easily by placing the bucket under affected leaves and shaking the plant. This method is most effective in the afternoon when leaf beetles are more active. Always dispose of insects in a sealed bag or container to avoid escape and spread.
To treat more serious infestations:
  1. Apply organic insecticides. Use naturally-derived insecticides before moving on to synthetic insecticides. Neem oil and pyrethrum are naturally-derived insecticides that should be applied following label instructions.
  2. Apply synthetic insecticides. Examples of insecticides effective for leaf beetles include carbaryl, permethrin, and bifenthrin. Apply insecticides according to label instructions.
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Leaves may wilt for a variety of reasons.
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Overview
Underwatering plants is one of the quickest ways to kill them. This is something that most gardeners are well aware of. Unfortunately, knowing exactly how much water a plant needs can be tricky, especially considering that underwatering and overwatering present similar symptoms in plants.
Therefore, it’s important to be vigilant and attentive to each plants’ individual needs.
Symptom Analysis
Symptom Analysis
As mentioned earlier, overwatering and underwatering present similar symptoms in plants. These symptoms include poor growth, wilted leaves, defoliation, and brown leaf tips or margins. Ultimately, both underwatering and overwatering can lead to the death of a plant.
The easiest way to determine whether a plant has too much water or too little is to look at the leaves. If underwatering is the culprit, the leaves will look brown and crunchy, while if it’s overwatering, they will appear yellow or a pale green in color.
When this issue first begins, there may be no noticeable symptoms at all, particularly in hardy or drought-tolerant plants. However, they will begin to wilt once they start suffering from a lack of water. The edges of the plant’s leaves will become brown or curled. Soil pulling away from the edges of the planter is a telltale sign, or a crispy, brittle stem.
Prolonged underwatering can cause a plant’s growth to become stunted. The leaves might drop and the plant can be more susceptible to pest infestations, too.
Disease Cause
Disease Cause
Underwatering is caused by, quite simply, not watering plants often or deeply enough. There is a heightened risk of underwatering if any of these situations apply:
  • Extreme heat and dry weather (when growing outdoors)
  • Grow lights or indoor lighting that is too bright or intense for the type of plant
  • Using fast-draining growing media such as sand
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What do I do if the leaves on my wallich geranium 'Buxton's Variety' are wilting?

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First, observe the potting soil. If the potting soil is hard and the surface is dry and cracked, this means that the plant lacks water. The pot can also be picked up and weighed by hand - if the pot feels a lot lighter than before, then this is another sign that the plant lacks water.
Rescuing water-deficient plants depends on their wilting condition. If the drought is not too serious, for example, if only the leaves are slightly withered and the top part of the potting soil has dried out, it should recover without any problems if water is replenished in time.
If the drought is more serious, for example, if the leaves have begun to appear yellow and dry, and are falling severely, a simple watering won't be enough to hydrate the soil.
Instead, begin by cutting off the dead parts. Then, move the flowerpot to a cool, well-ventilated place, and spray the leaves with water to wet them thoroughly. Let the water remain on the leaves.
Next, pour a small amount of water around the roots of the plants. After the potting soil has absorbed the water, pour again, once every half hour or so.
Once it has been watered thoroughly, leave your plant in a cool and well-ventilated place. Move it to a location with brighter light after the leaves have fully recovered. Then, revert to how it was maintained previously.

Why hasn’t my wallich geranium 'Buxton's Variety' been able to flower?

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Planting time is not suitable: each type of plant has a suitable time for planting. If it is planted at an inappropriate time, its survival rate and its later growth will be greatly affected.
There is a problem with the planting soil: the roots of the plant need to breathe. When the soil is not loose and ventilated, the oxygen supply to the roots will be insufficient. If the roots are not breathing well, the plant will grow poorly. The soil should meet these two basic conditions of looseness and ventilation, so that excess water can flow out quickly and evaporate after watering. The root system should not be in an overly humid environment for a long time, otherwise various bacteria will become more active, which is not conducive to growth and can cause the root system to rot.
At present, there are many cheap nutrient soils on the market with soil particles that are too fragmented, poor hydrophilicity and permeability and may even contain pathogens, causing healthy plants to die. It is recommended to add in fertilizers with a higher phosphorus and potassium content, or directly purchase fertilizers that promote plant flowering, while increasing light and moisture appropriately.
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How to Care for Wallich Geranium 'buxton's Variety'

This is a hardy geranium cultivar known for its brilliant five-petaled purple blooms that continue through summer and fall. Wallich geranium 'Buxton's Variety' is a low-spreading perennial plant that will return each year and can climb over a border or fence, making an attractive addition to any garden or landscape.
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How to Water Wallich geranium 'Buxton's Variety'?

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The wallich geranium 'Buxton's Variety' is suitable for growing in a humid environment. It needs to have enough water during its growth period, especially in the summer when the weather is hot - watering is necessary to bring down the surface temperature of the plant. Control watering in the winter, as excessive watering will make its roots rot.
Water the soil after it has been completely dry for a day or two, which can increase the tolerance of the plant and stimulate it to flower more. But, if the soil is left dry for too long, the plant will begin to lose its leaves and start to wither. Watering must be stopped during days of continuous rain, and the drainage should be cleared promptly so that any accumulated water can drain out quickly.
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How to Fertilize Wallich geranium 'Buxton's Variety'?

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The wallich geranium 'Buxton's Variety' can grow quickly and healthily with enough nutrients. Therefore, in addition to a base fertilizer applied at the time of sowing, additional fertilizing should also be subsequently carried out during its maintenance. According to its growth pattern, fertilization during the plant’s rapid growth period (in spring) every year is most suitable, with topdressing being carried out 1-2 times.
Applying a slow release fertilizer to plants grown outdoors can effectively prevent soil fertility from being diluted by heavy rainfall. When planting indoors, it is necessary to wait until the plants have grown before applying a balanced formula of liquid fertilizer, which is more conducive to plant growth. Applying a phosphate fertilizer during flowering can make flowering better, and can also prolong the flowering period.
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What Are the Sunlight Requirements for Wallich geranium 'Buxton's Variety'?

Cultivation:SunlightDetail
The wallich geranium 'Buxton's Variety' will grow stronger and will flower better when placed in a sunny spot. However, if it is growing in hot place with direct sunlight, it needs proper shading and adequate moisture. In seasons where the temperature is lower than 4 ℃, plants should be moved indoors.
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How to Prune Wallich geranium 'Buxton's Variety'?

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The wallich geranium 'Buxton's Variety' grows relatively slowly and requires only simple trimming. Large-scale pruning will affect the growth of the plant, and could even cause it to die.
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What is the Ideal Temperature Range for Wallich geranium 'Buxton's Variety'?

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The wallich geranium 'Buxton's Variety' is mainly distributed in temperate and tropical mountainous areas. It prefers a warm and humid climate, but is relatively tolerant to cold and moisture. Make sure that the plant is never overexposed to the sun when maintaining it, keeping it in a cool and well-ventilated environment. It will begin to fall over if the temperature gets too high.
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What Soil is Best for Wallich geranium 'Buxton's Variety'?

Cultivation:SoilDetail
The wallich geranium 'Buxton's Variety' is not picky about the pH level of its soil, but this should ideally be neutral to slightly acidic (pH between 5.8 and 6.5). Its root system distribution is relatively shallow, making it suitable for planting in sandy soil. Loosening of the soil is required before planting, so that moisture and nutrients can quickly penetrate through to the roots, which also makes it easier for the roots to grow. Weeding is required at the same time when the soil is being loosened, otherwise the weeds will take up most of the nutrients in the soil.
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How to Plant Wallich geranium 'Buxton's Variety'?

Cultivation:PlantingDetail
The wallich geranium 'Buxton's Variety' is easy to sow, and this should take place in the spring and fall of each year. Before sowing, the soil should be loosened and good drainage should be ensured in the planting area or pot. After loosening the soil in the planting area, apply a thin and even layer of base fertilizer, before covering with a thin layer of soil. Then, sprinkle the seeds into it before laying a final thin layer of soil over them.
A warm, humid environment and abrasions on the seeds before sowing can help germination, which will usually take 2 weeks. If it is to be planted for a long time, you may need to keep seedlings under cover after sowing, for planting out in the coming year. Fertilization should be carried out once before flowering, with a compound fertilizer containing phosphorus and potassium being preferred. The seeds will be much more nourished after fertilization.
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How to Harvest Wallich geranium 'Buxton's Variety'?

Cultivation:HarvestDetail
Most of the wallich geranium 'Buxton's Variety' varieties are seed bearing, with only a few that aren't, making collecting of the seeds very convenient. For planting by sowing, the mature seeds should be collected.
Its flowering period is in the summer, while its fruiting period is in late summer or early fall. Its seed pods will slowly change color when they begin to mature, and a part of them will begin to burst outwards. They can be collected in paper bags at this point, ventilated and dried, and the best seeds can be selected for storage.
When the fruit matures in summer and fall, the part above the ground can be cut off or be pulled up entirely. Clean off the soil and impurities and dry it in the sun to be used for medicinal purposes.
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Seasonal Precautions

The wallich geranium 'Buxton's Variety' is most vulnerable in the winter, when it needs to be cared for carefully. Any dead leaves on the soil should be cleaned up promptly and regularly to prevent bacteria from infecting the plants.
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Common Pests & Diseases

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Common issues for Wallich geranium 'Buxton's Variety' based on 10 million real cases
Brown spot
Brown spot Brown spot Brown spot
This infection can cause brown spots or patches to appear on the plant.
Solutions: In minor cases of brown spot, there isn’t any need to treat the disease. However, if much of the foliage is affected and defoliation occurs, the plant will benefit from getting rid of the infection. It is recommended to start by applying organic treatment options, working up to the more potent synthetic, chemical fungicides if necessary. Organic options won’t kill the fungus, but will prevent it from spreading. Dissolve ½ teaspoon of baking soda and one teaspoon of liquid soap in a gallon of water. Using a spray bottle, spray on tops and bottoms of leaves until the mixture drips off. Repeat every two weeks until existing spots stop enlarging and new spots no longer appear. Spray a copper-based fungicidal soap on the leaves, coating the top and bottom leaf surfaces. Reapply as directed on the product label. Copper penetrates the leaf surface and prevents germination of spores so the fungus cannot spread. Apply an all-purpose fungicide to the entire plant, following the label instructions carefully.
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Leaf beetles
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Leaf beetles are a class of colored insects 1 to 2 cm in size. They gnaw on leaves and petals resulting in small, round holes scattered over the surface.
Solutions: For less serious cases: Remove beetles, nymphs, and eggs. Remove all life stages of the beetles and kill them by placing them in a bucket of warm, soapy water. This can be done more easily by placing the bucket under affected leaves and shaking the plant. This method is most effective in the afternoon when leaf beetles are more active. Always dispose of insects in a sealed bag or container to avoid escape and spread. To treat more serious infestations: Apply organic insecticides. Use naturally-derived insecticides before moving on to synthetic insecticides. Neem oil and pyrethrum are naturally-derived insecticides that should be applied following label instructions. Apply synthetic insecticides. Examples of insecticides effective for leaf beetles include carbaryl, permethrin, and bifenthrin. Apply insecticides according to label instructions.
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Underwatering
Underwatering Underwatering Underwatering
Leaves may wilt for a variety of reasons.
Solutions: The easiest (and most obvious) way to address underwatering is to fully hydrate the plant. However, this must be done carefully. A common mistake that many gardeners make is to douse their underwatered plants with water. This can overwhelm the roots of the plant and shock its system, something that can be even more damaging than the lack of water to begin with. Instead, water thoroughly and slowly, taking breaks to let the water slowly saturate through the soil to get to the roots. Use room temperature water, as cold water might be too much of a shock. In the future, shorten the time between waterings. A good rule of thumb is to check the soil around each plant daily. If it’s dry to at least two inches down, it’s time to water. If a container plant is repeatedly drying out very quickly, repotting into a slower-draining container might be a good idea, too.
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Brown spot
This infection can cause brown spots or patches to appear on the plant.
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Discolored spots on the foliage of plants are one of the most common disease problems people observe. These spots are caused by fungal and bacterial diseases, with most infections related to a fungal pathogen.
Brown spot can occurs on all houseplants, flowering ornamentals, vegetable plants, and leaves of trees, bushes, and shrubs. No plants are resistant to it, and the problem is worse in warm, wet environments. It can occur at any point in the life stage as long as leaves are present.
Small brownish spots appear on the foliage and enlarge as the disease progresses. In severe cases, the plant or tree is weakened when the lesions interrupt photosynthesis or cause defoliation.
Symptom Analysis
Symptom Analysis
In most cases, brown spot only affects a small percentage of the whole plant, appearing on a small amount of the leaves. A small infection only puts minor stress on the plant. However, if left untreated and the disease progresses over numerous seasons, it will severely impact the health and productivity of the infected specimen.
  • Sporulation begins (reproduction of the fungal spores), and tiny spots appear on leaves.
  • Placement is often random and scattered as diseases are spread through raindrops.
  • May appear on lower leaves and the interior of the plant where humidity is higher.
  • Brown spots enlarge and grow large enough to touch neighboring spots to form a more prominent blotch.
  • Leaf margins may turn yellow.
  • Tiny black dots (fruiting bodies of the fungi) appear in the dead spots.
  • Blotches grow in size until the entire leaf is brown.
  • The leaf falls off the plant.
Severe Symptoms
  • Partial or complete premature defoliation
  • Reduced growth
  • Increased susceptibility to pests and other diseases
Disease Cause
Disease Cause
Brown spot, or leaf spot, is a common descriptive term given to several diseases affecting the leaves of plants and trees. Around 85% of diseases exhibiting leaf spots are due to fungus or fungus-like organisms. Sometimes brown spot is caused by a bacterial infection, or insect activity with similar symptoms.
When conditions are warm and the leaf surfaces are wet, fungal spores being transported by wind or rain land on the surface and cling to it. They do not rupture the cell walls but grow in the space between the plant plasma membrane and the plant cell wall. As the spores reproduce, they release toxins and enzymes that cause necrotic spots (i.e., dead tissue) on the leaves, allowing the fungi to consume the products released when the cells degrade.
Solutions
Solutions
In minor cases of brown spot, there isn’t any need to treat the disease. However, if much of the foliage is affected and defoliation occurs, the plant will benefit from getting rid of the infection. It is recommended to start by applying organic treatment options, working up to the more potent synthetic, chemical fungicides if necessary.
Organic options won’t kill the fungus, but will prevent it from spreading.
  1. Dissolve ½ teaspoon of baking soda and one teaspoon of liquid soap in a gallon of water. Using a spray bottle, spray on tops and bottoms of leaves until the mixture drips off. Repeat every two weeks until existing spots stop enlarging and new spots no longer appear.
  2. Spray a copper-based fungicidal soap on the leaves, coating the top and bottom leaf surfaces. Reapply as directed on the product label. Copper penetrates the leaf surface and prevents germination of spores so the fungus cannot spread.
  3. Apply an all-purpose fungicide to the entire plant, following the label instructions carefully.
Prevention
Prevention
Like many other diseases, it is easier to prevent brown spot than cure it, and this is done through cultural practices.
  • Clear fall leaves from the ground before winter to minimize places where fungi and bacteria can overwinter.
  • Maintain good air movement between plants through proper plant spacing.
  • Increase air circulation through the center of plants through pruning.
  • Thoroughly clean all pruning tools after working with diseased plants.
  • Never dispose of disease plant material in a compost pile.
  • Avoid overhead watering to keep moisture off of the foliage.
  • Keep plants healthy by providing adequate sunlight, water, and fertilizer.
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Leaf beetles
Leaf beetles are a class of colored insects 1 to 2 cm in size. They gnaw on leaves and petals resulting in small, round holes scattered over the surface.
Overview
Overview
Leaf beetles range in size from 1.5 mm to 2 cm. Both adult beetles and their larvae eat the leaves of many different types of plants. There are over 35,000 different species of leaf beetles, in a variety of colors including gold, green, yellow-striped, and red striped. Some of these have been mistaken for ladybirds because of their shape and coloring. They can be oval, round, or elongated in shape. These insect pests are most active in spring and summer.
If not controlled, leaf beetles can do a lot of damage to vegetable crops and ornamental plants. They feed on the leaves, flowers, stems, roots, and fruits of different plants. They can fly, which means it's easy for them to move from one plant to another. Some species of leaf beetles only target one specific crop, while others will target many different types of plants. Although a lot of the damage that they cause is cosmetic, an infestation can weaken a plant and leave it prone to other more problematic diseases.
Symptom Analysis
Symptom Analysis
The first signs of a leaf beetles infestation are small visible holes in leaves. Leaves then become discolored and dark beetle droppings can be seen. As the leaves turn yellow and brown, they will drop off the plant onto the ground. Some leaves will appear skeletonized with only the veins still remaining.
Infestation begins in spring, when the adult beetles emerge from the soil and lay their eggs on the leaves of plants. When these eggs hatch, the young nymphs start munching on the leaves as they grow up. Once leaf beetles are large and mature, they'll fall to the ground and pupate in the soil over winter before starting the cycle all over again.
Leaf beetles also eat holes in fruits and vegetables. These can be seen as small round holes that sometimes have a larger brown area surrounding them.
Solutions
Solutions
For less serious cases:
  1. Remove beetles, nymphs, and eggs. Remove all life stages of the beetles and kill them by placing them in a bucket of warm, soapy water. This can be done more easily by placing the bucket under affected leaves and shaking the plant. This method is most effective in the afternoon when leaf beetles are more active. Always dispose of insects in a sealed bag or container to avoid escape and spread.
To treat more serious infestations:
  1. Apply organic insecticides. Use naturally-derived insecticides before moving on to synthetic insecticides. Neem oil and pyrethrum are naturally-derived insecticides that should be applied following label instructions.
  2. Apply synthetic insecticides. Examples of insecticides effective for leaf beetles include carbaryl, permethrin, and bifenthrin. Apply insecticides according to label instructions.
Prevention
Prevention
To prevent infestations of leaf beetles, follow these practices.
  1. Regularly check for beetles. To prevent large pest infestations, be proactive about frequently checking plants for pests and removing them quickly.
  2. Clear debris. Clear weeds and debris to remove areas where these beetles may overwinter and hide.
  3. Attract natural predators. Birds and other insects, such as wasps and ladybugs, are effective natural predators of leaf beetles. Encourage them to visit by including a diverse array of plants to provide habitat and food. Also, avoid applying broad-spectrum herbicides that can harm and kill beneficial insects.
  4. Plant aromatic herbs like mint, garlic, or rosemary, as these can repel leaf beetles.
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Underwatering
Leaves may wilt for a variety of reasons.
Overview
Overview
Underwatering plants is one of the quickest ways to kill them. This is something that most gardeners are well aware of. Unfortunately, knowing exactly how much water a plant needs can be tricky, especially considering that underwatering and overwatering present similar symptoms in plants.
Therefore, it’s important to be vigilant and attentive to each plants’ individual needs.
Symptom Analysis
Symptom Analysis
As mentioned earlier, overwatering and underwatering present similar symptoms in plants. These symptoms include poor growth, wilted leaves, defoliation, and brown leaf tips or margins. Ultimately, both underwatering and overwatering can lead to the death of a plant.
The easiest way to determine whether a plant has too much water or too little is to look at the leaves. If underwatering is the culprit, the leaves will look brown and crunchy, while if it’s overwatering, they will appear yellow or a pale green in color.
When this issue first begins, there may be no noticeable symptoms at all, particularly in hardy or drought-tolerant plants. However, they will begin to wilt once they start suffering from a lack of water. The edges of the plant’s leaves will become brown or curled. Soil pulling away from the edges of the planter is a telltale sign, or a crispy, brittle stem.
Prolonged underwatering can cause a plant’s growth to become stunted. The leaves might drop and the plant can be more susceptible to pest infestations, too.
Disease Cause
Disease Cause
Underwatering is caused by, quite simply, not watering plants often or deeply enough. There is a heightened risk of underwatering if any of these situations apply:
  • Extreme heat and dry weather (when growing outdoors)
  • Grow lights or indoor lighting that is too bright or intense for the type of plant
  • Using fast-draining growing media such as sand
Solutions
Solutions
The easiest (and most obvious) way to address underwatering is to fully hydrate the plant. However, this must be done carefully. A common mistake that many gardeners make is to douse their underwatered plants with water. This can overwhelm the roots of the plant and shock its system, something that can be even more damaging than the lack of water to begin with.
Instead, water thoroughly and slowly, taking breaks to let the water slowly saturate through the soil to get to the roots. Use room temperature water, as cold water might be too much of a shock.
In the future, shorten the time between waterings. A good rule of thumb is to check the soil around each plant daily. If it’s dry to at least two inches down, it’s time to water. If a container plant is repeatedly drying out very quickly, repotting into a slower-draining container might be a good idea, too.
Prevention
Prevention
Always check the soil before watering. If the top inch of soil feels moist, though not wet, the watering is perfect. If it’s dry, water it immediately. If it feels soggy, you avoid watering until it dries out a bit more.
Also, make sure the lighting is sufficient for the species. Plants grow faster and need more water when there is intense light or lots of heat. Being aware of these conditions and modifying them, if possible, is a good way to prevent underwatering. Many container plants are potted in soil mixtures mean to be well-draining. Adding materials that retain moisture, like compost or peat moss, can also prevent these symptoms.
Other tips to prevent underwatering include:
  • Choose pots with adequately-sized drainage holes
  • Avoid warm temperatures
  • Use large pots with additional soil (these take longer to dry out)
  • Avoid terracotta pots, which lose water quickly
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Plant Type
Herb
Flower Color
Flower Color
White
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Blue
Leaf Color
Leaf Color
Green
Flower Size
Flower Size
3 cm
Plant Height
Plant Height
30 cm
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What do I do if the leaves on my wallich geranium 'Buxton's Variety' are wilting?

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First, observe the potting soil. If the potting soil is hard and the surface is dry and cracked, this means that the plant lacks water. The pot can also be picked up and weighed by hand - if the pot feels a lot lighter than before, then this is another sign that the plant lacks water.
Rescuing water-deficient plants depends on their wilting condition. If the drought is not too serious, for example, if only the leaves are slightly withered and the top part of the potting soil has dried out, it should recover without any problems if water is replenished in time.
If the drought is more serious, for example, if the leaves have begun to appear yellow and dry, and are falling severely, a simple watering won't be enough to hydrate the soil.
Instead, begin by cutting off the dead parts. Then, move the flowerpot to a cool, well-ventilated place, and spray the leaves with water to wet them thoroughly. Let the water remain on the leaves.
Next, pour a small amount of water around the roots of the plants. After the potting soil has absorbed the water, pour again, once every half hour or so.
Once it has been watered thoroughly, leave your plant in a cool and well-ventilated place. Move it to a location with brighter light after the leaves have fully recovered. Then, revert to how it was maintained previously.

Why hasn’t my wallich geranium 'Buxton's Variety' been able to flower?

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Planting time is not suitable: each type of plant has a suitable time for planting. If it is planted at an inappropriate time, its survival rate and its later growth will be greatly affected.
There is a problem with the planting soil: the roots of the plant need to breathe. When the soil is not loose and ventilated, the oxygen supply to the roots will be insufficient. If the roots are not breathing well, the plant will grow poorly. The soil should meet these two basic conditions of looseness and ventilation, so that excess water can flow out quickly and evaporate after watering. The root system should not be in an overly humid environment for a long time, otherwise various bacteria will become more active, which is not conducive to growth and can cause the root system to rot.
At present, there are many cheap nutrient soils on the market with soil particles that are too fragmented, poor hydrophilicity and permeability and may even contain pathogens, causing healthy plants to die. It is recommended to add in fertilizers with a higher phosphorus and potassium content, or directly purchase fertilizers that promote plant flowering, while increasing light and moisture appropriately.
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