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My echium leaves are turning red . They were potted indoors over winter and have been in the ground for 2 weeks now . 
I have a couple that have been in the ground since last year with no problems at all . Is it the soil ? 


  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,063
    I've never grown Echiums but cold nights can result in a reddish tinge in the foliage of lots of plants, so maybe that's it.
  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 4,438
    More likely the plant complaining about the sudden change in microclimate. You'll possibly lose those leaves that are changing colour, but it's fairly normal for them to go a bit bald at the base when they start to reach for the sky with their massive flower spike.
  • gnoshgnosh Posts: 2
    Thanks , I’ll keep an eye on them , just seems to be that one in the pic , the other 3 seem fine . I so want them to survive , lost all my others last year in the frost …. Even though they were fleeced . Only being growing them since lockdown so yet to have my first flower spike 😍
  • Kate 7Kate 7 Posts: 134
    I grow Echiums. Yours look fine, red tinge probably due to environmental factors.
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