Yellowing leaves on Wandering Jew?
Moving- augh. So much going on, and I don't have my gardening books, so I really need your help!
The landscaper was by last week and very impressed by my 25 foot long plant, he said it was a Wandering Jew. It doesn't look like most pictures, it looks like this one:
I will upload a picture after I feed my son dinner- a couple hours.
It's 20 years old or so, survived a fire, a couple moves. It lived in my apartment in NYC with big south facing windows, wrapped around a light fixture.
It took 5 hours to carefully untangle it from the light fixture, and I tied the long stems together lightly with gardening string, wrapped it around itself, and drove it to Pennsylvania on a 75 degree day.
Next day I carefully laid it out on a stairway that faces East with nice skylights, all the way up the stairs. Its a very light room.
I grew concerned about one of the stems that may have been broken at the base.
It was a gift from a plant shop 20 years ago, with a piece of wood for it to climb.
Two stems seemed to start at this piece of wood.
I wondered if it was possible they were actually getting their water from the wood.
The pot sat on stones in a ceramic pot that I used as a reservoir. Now its sitting on a plastic saucer, no stones, waiting for the ceramic pot and stones to be moved from New York in some weeks.
I saw leaves drooping, it seemed to be only one of the stem lines, and I took a chance and pulled the stem that seemed to be broken off the wood.
I put that stem in a water to hopefully root.
I went back to New York for 3 days.
Now there are yellow leaves all along the vines, and I am in a panic. What is going on? The water was gone from the plastic saucer, not so much from the water for the stem I pulled. I gave the plastic saucer water.
It is unhappy to be straightened out?
Does it need to be up off the saucer, does it need the stones?
Is it having trouble pulling the water up its stems for a flight of stairs?
I can't believe the sunlight is much different.
Too much water?
I'd rather not cut it up - I am so proud of it's 20 years of growth and 25 foot length.
If I can post pictures here, I will post them shortly.
Many thanks in advance for any help.