Don’s Expert Answers: leaves not growing back

Question From:
Rosie Kozarov in Wyndham Vale, Melbourne Victoria

Nature of problem:
leaves not growing back

Type of Plant (if known):
i think its an ornamental vine

Symptoms of Plant Illness (please try NOT to diagnose your problems yourself):
no leaves growing

Soil Type (e.g. sandy, clay or loam) OR Potting Mix Type:
in ground, normal dirt

How often do you water the plant:
not too much

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

How long since you planted it:
i didnt plant it it was already there when i purchased the house in 2016

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:

What other treatments have you given the plant:

Upload photo if available:

Other Comments:
The photo is of the vines under the verandah when I first purchased the home in mid 2016. The leaves turned red and then fell off around or just after winter 2016, and, they never grew back.

There are no leaves under the verandah now and I dont know what to do to help promote new growth of leaves.

The trunk of the vine is very thick which I think means its been there a long time.

Hi Rosie, I am really struggling with this question. You didn’t tell me what type of soil you have; you didn’t tell me how often you water it; you didn’t tell me how many hours of sunlight it gets; and there is no photo of how the plant looks now. The plant is a tree begonia, but there is greenish growth above it which is too blurry for identification. At a wild guess, the poor plant died because you failed to water it. It is most likely now beyond help. I simply don’t have enough info to say any more. Don