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#358144 Jun 22nd, 2012 at 05:21 AM
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I purchased a beautiful lipstick plant a couple months ago. It was full and bushy.

Although I own the home, I have chosen to live in the basement and my cousin lives upstairs.

My windows are large but the light comes from a window well.

The lipstick plant is next to the window and I have been leaving the overhead light on during the day to give it more light, but most of the leaves have dropped and it looks like a bunch of sticks now with just a few leaves.

Does anyone have a care suggestion or a different lighting idea to help this poor plant?

ButterflyLady #358149 Jun 22nd, 2012 at 08:39 AM
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you are probably over-watering. Do not water again until you can feel dry dirt at 1 inch deep in the soil.


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ButterflyLady #358544 Jul 6th, 2012 at 12:25 PM
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Lipstick plants like bright light, you might want to investigate extra indoor lighting for plants. Now, if your plant has lost all its leaves, it could be from overwater, or underwater. The only way you can tell is to check the soil well into the pot, not just on the top; more like all the way to the bottom of the pot. Don't water until the soil feels cool, but not wet. And when you water, water enough that water runs out from the bottom of the pot. This way you can avoid both too much and too little water.

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I love the lipstick plants , My aunt had one and someone stole it after her funeral I so wanted to hurt them at the time but I just love the lipstick plants I really do . good Luck to you .


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