dying patchouli- help!
i've had a patchouli plant, potted for a few years & now keep an offspring propagated from a clipping inside,
year-round as a houseplant. it has never grown to become as "woody stemmed", nor hardy-looking like its parent plant
but, while rather short- it still got full and bushy this past spring-summer.
now it appears to be dying dropping leaves daily from soil out to tips. i was afraid it was getting inconsistent waves of heat
as it was somewhat near a heat register (and the weathers getting colder) so i moved it from it's lifelong spot
in an eastern-facing window to a southern-facing window.
it is still dropping leaves & i wonder if i should cut it back aggressively (any tips?)
*although the only leaves left are towards the branch ends*
i water it fairly regularly although i make be guilty of letting the soil dry out to much btwn waterings
(blaming the indoor heating for drying out soil faster*).
i read about using diluted coffee for reviving plants. should i try that? though that may only be helpful for tropicals..?
i use Schultz Liquid Plant Food 10-15-10 usually. should i apply another/different kind of fertilizer?
please help, i really like this plant.
any advice would be much appreciated. thank you for reading.