NOTE: Blue Chip butterfly bush may be referred to as Buddleia davidii’Blue Chip’ in this article, in fact, those are the same plants, Buddleia davidii’Blue Chip’ is the botanical name for Blue Chip butterfly bush.
The Blue Chip butterfly bush is categorized as a miniature Buddleia. There are many small flowers in the showy spikes. The flower is a bluish-purple and only has a hint of bluish color. The season for flowers is from midsummer to October.
Why does my Buddleia davidii’Blue Chip’ roots have rot?
Root rot on your Blue Chip butterfly bush (Buddleia davidii’Blue Chip’) can be dangerous if left untreated. In order to keep your plant alive, we strongly suggest that you follow our advice if the signs start to show: blackened and mushy roots.
Why does my Blue Chip butterfly bush have gray mold spots?
Gray mold spots are a type of fungus that is found a lot in flowers, and spreads quite rapidly. If you notice brown (or gray) spots, it is probably this fungus. Don’t ignore these symptoms, as they may end up killing your plant.
When you understand the root of the issue, the solution makes perfect sense. The majority of the time, it is caused by the Buddleia davidii’Blue Chip’ being overwatered. We urge you to cut off the infected roots and leaves, remove the affected sections of the plant, and then repot your plant in a fresh container with sterile potting soil.
Why does my Blue Chip butterfly bush have leaf spots?
If your plants exhibit symptoms like rapid color changes in the leaves or leaves that wilt or droop, we give you all the information you need to recognize them and rescue your plants. For owners of Blue Chip butterfly bush, this kind of illness is among the most distressing.
Why are my Blue Chip butterfly bush leaves turning yellow?
In the world of horticulture, yellowing leaves are undoubtedly the most common problem. The two main causes of this problem are overwatering and a lack of nutrition.
When it’s overwatering, simply reduce your watering frequency, and if you think it’s a nutrient deficiency, here’s how to check it:
Here are some indicators of yellowing on the Buddleia davidii’Blue Chip’ brought on by its numerous flaws:
- Yellow patches between leaf veins on elder leaves are the first sign of magnesium shortage. Veins continue to be green while the leaf’s core turns yellow. The leaf’s edges yellow last.
- Iron deficiency also shows as yellowing between leaf veins, but it hits young leaves on plant tops and branch tips first.
- Sulfur deficiency starts with the newest leaves, turning them yellow throughout.
- Potassium deficiency shows itself when leaf edges turn bright yellow, but the inner leaf stays green. Older leaves show symptoms first, and leaf edges soon turn brown.
- A lack of nitrogen is indicated by a widespread yellowing. Older, inner leaves are the first to yellow. As the yellowing progresses, it eventually touches young leaves as well.
You only need to act in accordance with the symptoms listed above. You can address a potassium or nitrogen deficiency by buying a particular soil, and a gardening store consultant will be able to advise you on how to do that. Furthermore, you can also limit how frequently you water your plants.
Is my Blue Chip butterfly bush sunburned?
It is simple to determine whether your Blue Chip butterfly bush (your Buddleia davidii’Blue Chip’) has sunburn. Your plant will change color in this instance, beginning to turn yellow or white, much like it does on us.
The leaves of your Blue Chip butterfly bush can also change color in case it gets too much water or not enough light, as we saw above.
However, there is a way to tell if it is sunburn; look at the bottom of the yellow leaves, the ones that have a shaded area closer to the root, if this area stays greener, it is probably sunburned, not something else.
Why are my Blue Chip butterfly bush leaves turning brown?
Most of the time, leaves of a Blue Chip butterfly bush that turn brown is a sign that your plant has been sunburned, it has probably been exposed to too much direct sunlight. Don’t panic, your plant probably won’t die from this, but its growth will take a hit.
Should I leave my Buddleia davidii’Blue Chip’ in direct sunlight?
No! If your Buddleia davidii’Blue Chip’ (or Blue Chip butterfly bush) has the symptoms described above, don’t leave it in direct sunlight, that’s the reason why your Blue Chip butterfly bush is in such a state!
As explained in the paragraph above, the solution is simple, just place your Blue Chip butterfly bush in a place where the light does not reach it directly, in this way and with a correct watering, your plant should resume its life rather quickly.
Why are my Buddleia davidii’Blue Chip’ leaves drooping or wilting ?
In most cases, this happens when your Buddleia davidii’Blue Chip’ lacks water. This is especially the case for large plants, naturally they need more water than others.
You may quickly determine if your Buddleia davidii’Blue Chip’ plant needs water by under-weighing its pot; if it seems light, the soil and roots are probably fairly dry and require water.
If the soil in the container is completely dry, you must first moisten it to guarantee that your plant’s roots absorb the benefits of the water. One common mistake is to drown the Blue Chip butterfly bush right away after a dry time because you think it needs a lot of water.
This is true, but the easiest way to end it is to give too much water at once. Instead, you should water the soil properly, returning to a peaceful watering rhythm.
Caring Tips for Buddleia davidii’Blue Chip’
Water is essential to the survival of your plant, however, it is important to balance the rate of watering. As we explained above, overwatering could have fatal consequences for your Buddleia davidii’Blue Chip’.
You can tell if your plant needs water by touching the soil; if it still feels damp, it’s usually preferable to wait a few more days.
Always keep temperatures stable
Maintaining a consistent temperature for your Buddleia davidii’Blue Chip’ is also a good idea, especially if it is kept indoors. At GreenShack, we typically advise reserving a temperature between 65 and 85 degrees F. Of course, avoid positioning your Buddleia davidii’Blue Chip’ close to air conditioners, radiators, or other sources of hot or cold air.
Keep your Blue Chip butterfly bush Dust-Free
This one relates to indoor plants. Just like your furniture, dust collects on the leaves of your indoor plants. The issue is that this can block the photosynthesis process from starting, which would cause the plants to gradually lose their color.
This would be a true journey into hell for your Blue Chip butterfly bush and would also satisfy the pests.
To remove the dust from the leaves of your plant, take a microfiber cloth and gently rub the leaves. You can wet the cloth to make it easier to remove the dust, but never use corrosive products (such as rubbing alcohol!)
Keep drainage in mind
If you have a tendency to overwater, you should be mindful of your drainage, and if they don’t already have them, we suggest selecting a saucer and a pot with drainage holes.
In the meantime, if you don’t have holes in your pots, you can add volcanic rocks (or any rocks with holes) at the bottom of your pot, this way it will create a channel so that the water doesn’t stay in your skin too much (to avoid that roots start to rot!)