Please help me save my Variegated Stephanotis!! (Pics)
My Variegated Stephanotis Floribunda (aka Madagascar Jasmine) has been losing leaves non-stop! Some turn yellow and fall off - others are taking on an odd texture, brown in places and become crispy. Here are some images:
(The leaf on the right got put in the middle for this pic)
Here's the whole plant. I only recently moved it so close to this southern window. We're zone 9b, coastal Washington doesn't get sun as intense as other states.
Before this it was 3.5ft back. I haven't been providing any extra humidity. I try to let it dry out in-between waterings (I plan to use the wooden-skewer method now.)
When it arrived from TT weeks ago it had only the root ball (though not bare-root.) I have it in a very well draining mix of perlite, hydrotone, 1/2in fir bark, lava rock and a small ratio of potting soil.
Local humidity fluctuates, lately it has been 40-50%. Should I put it outside until it becomes colder? How can I keep it happy indoors? (after it comes back in.)
I'm trying to fix my wrong-doings before the plant goes too far down hill! Please help me!