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#388115 May 26th, 2015 at 04:12 PM
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Hi everyone. This is my first houseplant and something seems to be wrong. I have forgotten the species unfortunately, but hopefully that is not a vital piece of information for figuring out what I am doing wrong.

I mist the plant twice a day. It is placed next to our patio window and receives a few hours of direct sun in the morning when the weather is good. I water it every couple of days when the top soil is dry. The room gets quite warm on sunny days now that it is approaching summer, but nothing outrageous.

As you can see in the photos though, the plant isn't happy. Any help or advice would be appreciated.

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Welcome to the site, whitebloodcell.
The main thing that your plant looks like to me is sunburn. As the sun moves with the season, what was fine a month or so ago can be too strong now. You need to adjust the plant's placement seasonally.
At least that is what it looks like to me.


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Perhaps its a shade lover plant????????

My tomatos get goofy like that when scalded in the sun.


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Am I being over zealous in thinking the sun-burned leaves should be cut away ?


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I would cut off any leaf more than half damaged. And leave some with lesser damage until new growth started.


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JunieGirl is right. It looks like it's getting too much sun. If not the sun, then maybe more water. Stick your finger in the soil to test for water. Good luck!

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Originally Posted by Georgiaclay12
JunieGirl is right. It looks like it's getting too much sun. If not the sun, then maybe more water. Stick your finger in the soil to test for water. Good luck!


Actually it was Tina who said that about the plant getting too !uvh sun. But thanks for backing her up, Georgiaclay12.


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