I bought a Red Cordyline (Ti Plant) from the store - it was indoors. I have since placed it outdoors. I live in southern CA in hardiness zone 10a. I am not sure what's happening with the plant - I have followed watering instructions (assure soil does not get dry below finger). I haven't repotted or changed the soil or added any fertilizer.
- Curled, breaking leaves at all levels of the plant
- Leaf tips have brown/yellowish spots and are fraying, dying, and brown
- Spots and cracks throughout leaves in the plant
- Tiny small browning on new growths; new leaves looking pale
My first thought was bugs, I have since treated with an all-natural insecticide and have sprayed with soapy water as well to no avail.
Is it bugs? Is it getting too much sun? I have in a spot that gets direct sun for maybe 2 or 3 hours tops - is any direct sun too much?
I seem to have a bit of a black thumb so any help would be appreciated. I can't seem to figure out what the source of this mixture of symptoms is. I don't remember there being any damage when I took the plant home, but then again I didn't thoroughly check. Thanks!
Pictures: (the white stuff on the leaves is flour I dusted on there because I read that that constipates aphids and I think that may be what I have)