Solandra Maxima losing leaves

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Does anybody know why my Solandra Maxima is losing it's leaves? It was in a friends verandah but is now in my sitting room. Is it too cold or not enough sun? It has been losing leaves since it arrived and only the small ones are left. I have cut it back. Too much too little water? Thank you.

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  • C Crow C Crow on Nov 26, 2017
    These are evergreen when kept in warmer climates, but can become deciduous and lose leaves when kept in cooler areas.
  • Big lulu Big lulu on Nov 26, 2017
    These plants might not be able to be grown indoors, sorry to inform.
  • Big lulu Big lulu on Nov 26, 2017
    They aren't house plants and won't usually live indoors.
  • Sarah Sota Sarah Sota on Nov 26, 2017
    humidity may be too low also.....
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Nov 26, 2017
    It is not meant for indoors,it is a perennial evergreen bush
    • Janet Marcourt EF Janet Marcourt EF on Nov 27, 2017
      It's been growing indoors for several years now. My friend is very attached to it as it belonged to her mother in Malaysia.
  • Janet Marcourt EF Janet Marcourt EF on Nov 27, 2017
    It's been growing indoors for several years now. Does anyone have one growing indoors. Any more answers please?
  • M T K M T K on Nov 01, 2020

    We received our Solandra for a wedding present 30 years ago. It has been a house plant for all those years. The plant has been a happy and healthy for all that time. It blooms profusely around Christmas. You can definitely grow these indoors!

  • M T K M T K on Nov 01, 2020

    Also, our Solandra loses all its leaves in the spring. The plant looks dead for an uncomfortable amount of time. DO NOT THROW THE PLANT AWAY!!! The leaves come back and the plant flourishes. The plant is super easy to propagate from cuttings and we’ve given tons of plants to friends who mistakenly thought their plant had died and threw them away in spite of our warnings.

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