Please help! I bought a Dipladenia from Home Depot but shortly thereafter it began to droop. I’m careful about watering (not too little/not too much) and have fed it a couple times but it’s still not perking up, even though it has a lot of new growth. I’m wondering if there isn’t enough soil and that maybe all I need to do is re-pot it. Or if I should do that and a radical prune? Would love your guidance. Thanks!
Posted by Stacey Long Collins on July 8, 2019
The good news is"a lot of new growth" so watering is not to be blamed and I do see the old foliage looks pale so fertilizing was a good idea. I vote to cut the plant back by at least one half to encourage more bushy side shoots. Pruning always stimulates growth so this may give you the more full plant you want. The droop is most likely a left over effect of the transplanting shock or being moved to a new location with more sun than it was used to. Try to avoid another transplant until next spring. I do think this plant will adapt and be thriving soon. Keep growing, Marianne Binetti