Bottlebrush spotted leaves

Mary Keane asked 12 years ago

I planted a bottlebrush plant 4 weeks ago and the flowers are just out and are fantastic, but I’ve noticed that the upper leaves have brown tips/spots, this is probably because I didn’t water enough the first few days, should I pick this leaves off? Will that leave a gap on the stem? Will the plant survive, am watering every day now.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
There is no need to water every day … it can be detrimental. It is not unusual for plants to be a bit damaged as they adapted to a new position, soil, sunshine, or wind.

Water each week or two, 20 litres at a time, for a few weeks until there are signs of active growth, then only in a dry spell for the next few months.