Growing Rosella, also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle

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25 Mar 20 Lyn (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I have rosellas growing and all looking lush.. BUT some of the stems are droopy and bent right toward the tip..looks like something may have twisted it.. any idea what is causing this and how to treat it. Thank you.
28 Mar 20 Clive (Australia - temperate climate)
Also check for grasshoppers. I had the same broken stems on my rosellas. Noticed a few of green grasshoppers. Sprayed them. Now no grasshoppers and no broken stems. Coincidence????
27 Mar 20 Kathryn (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
My rosellas are also looking great - flowering and setting fruit but I did notice the same thing this week and upon closer observation there were green caterpillars on the leaves. I gave them to the chooks :)
26 Mar 20 Anon (Australia - temperate climate)
With a lush plant I would say you are over watering and fertilising them. The stems are growing growing and become thinish and weak. Back off the watering and fert and let the plants tuffin up a bit. Otherwise you may have some disease. Last time I saw rosella plants was nearly 60 years ago.
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