NOTE: In this article, Snapdragon vine and MaurandyascandensorAsrina scandens may be used interchangeably; in fact, MaurandyascandensorAsrina scandens is the botanical name for Snapdragon vine.
Although not related to the traditional garden snapdragon, the flowers of the snapdragon vine resemble those of the popular garden annual. The naming convention of this plant is predictable, because it is also know by several other common names, like creeping snapdragon, vining snapdragon, and trailing snapdragon.
Its trumpet-shaped flowers add an old-fashioned charm to a garden or landscape, and its bright green arrowhead-shaped leaves create a totally beguiling vine. This vine is a survivor, even though it looks almost too fragile to hold on. Climbing snapdragon vine blooms in shades of pink, blue, lavender, and white, with five lobes that droop downward on the vines.
Why does my MaurandyascandensorAsrina scandens roots have rot?
Root rot on your Snapdragon vine (MaurandyascandensorAsrina scandens) can be fatal if not treated with care. For this reason, we strongly recommend that you follow our guide to keep your plant alive if the symptoms occur: Root soft and blackened.
Why does my Snapdragon vine have gray mold spots?
A particular fungus that frequently affects flowers and spreads quickly is known as gray mold spots. This fungus is most likely to blame if you see any brown (or gray) spots. Don’t ignore these signs because doing so could cause your plant to die.
The solution is quite logical when you know the cause of the problem. Most of the time, it is due to overwater of the MaurandyascandensorAsrina scandens. We advise you to remove the infected parts of the plant, cut off the infected roots and leaves, then repot your plant using sterile potting soil and a clean pot.
Why does my Snapdragon vine 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 Snapdragon vine, this kind of illness is among the most distressing.
Why are my Snapdragon vine leaves turning yellow?
This is probably the most common problem in the gardening world, yellowing leaves. There are 2 main reasons for this phenomenon, overwatering, or a lack of nutrients.
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 signs of yellowing caused by the many deficiencies on the MaurandyascandensorAsrina scandens in question:
- 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.
- Yellowing between leaf veins is another sign of iron shortage, but young leaves on plant tops and branch tips are initially affected.
- 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.
- Nitrogen deficiency shows up as a general yellowing. Older, inner leaves turn yellow first. As it progresses, yellowing moves outward, eventually reaching young leaves, too.
According to the symptoms mentioned above, you just have to act accordingly. You can reduce your watering frequency, or fix a deficiency in Potassium, or Nitrogen, for that, you just have to buy a special soil for your deficiency, a consultant in a gardening store will know perfectly well how to inform you.
Is my Snapdragon vine sunburned?
It is quite easy to find out if your Snapdragon vine (MaurandyascandensorAsrina scandens) has been burned by the sun. Just like on us, your plant will change color in this case, it will start to turn yellow or white.
As we saw above, if your Snapdragon vine receives too much water or not enough light, the leaves may also change color.
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 Snapdragon vine leaves turning brown?
The classic sign that a plant has been overexposed to direct sunlight and sunburned is the development of browning leaves. Rest assured that while this may probably save your plant from dying, it will adversely affect its growth.
Should I leave my MaurandyascandensorAsrina scandens in direct sunlight?
No! Don’t leave your MaurandyascandensorAsrina scandens (or Snapdragon vine) in the sun if it displays the symptoms mentioned above; that’s why it’s in such a bad situation.
As explained in the paragraph above, the solution is simple, just place your Snapdragon vine 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 MaurandyascandensorAsrina scandens leaves drooping or wilting ?
This typically occurs when your MaurandyascandensorAsrina scandens gets dehydrated. Large plants are more at risk since they naturally require more water than smaller plants.
Whether your MaurandyascandensorAsrina scandens plant’s pot appears light, the soil and roots are likely fairly dry and need water, so you can readily tell if it needs to be hydrated.
In order to ensure that the roots of your plant receive the water’s benefits, you must first moisten the soil in the container if it is absolutely dry. One common error is to immediately drown the Snapdragon vine after a dry period in the belief that it requires 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 MaurandyascandensorAsrina scandens
Water is necessary for your plant to live, but timing and amount of watering must be balanced. Overwatering could have disastrous effects on your own name, as we already mentioned.
The best way to know if your plant needs water or not is to touch the soil, if you feel it is still wet, it is probably a good idea to wait a few more days.
Always keep temperatures stable
Maintaining a consistent temperature for your MaurandyascandensorAsrina scandens 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 MaurandyascandensorAsrina scandens close to air conditioners, radiators, or other sources of hot or cold air.
Keep your Snapdragon vine Dust-Free
This one is about houseplants. Your indoor plants’ leaves get dusty just like your furniture does. The problem is that this might prevent photosynthesis from beginning, which would result in the plants gradually losing their color.
This would also make the pests happy, a real descent into hell for your Snapdragon vine.
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 tend to overwater, you need to pay attention to your drainage, and we advise choosing a saucer and a pot with drainage holes if they are not already there.
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!)