Don’s Expert Answers: Eremephila-Nivea going black

Question From:
Janet Berendse in Lake Grace , Lake Grace Western Australia

Nature of problem:
Eremephila-Nivea going black

Type of Plant (if known):

Symptoms of Plant Illness (please try NOT to diagnose your problems yourself):
Stems and leaves going black

Soil Type (e.g. sandy, clay or loam) OR Potting Mix Type:
Potting mix

How often do you water the plant:
1 x 2 weeks

How many hours of sunlight does the plant get each day:
6 – 8 hours

How long since you planted it:
12 months

Have you fertilised? If so, with what and when:

Is the plant indoors or outdoors:

Is the plant in a pot or in the ground:
Large pot

What other treatments have you given the plant:

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Other Comments:

Hi Janet, I have no idea what is wrong with it, but is almost certainly dying. Maybe try another one in the garden in soil. This is a tricky plant to grow in gardens, but it does much better in WA than over east. Maybe the plant doesn’t like the potting mix that you are using. Good luck,