Black leaves on jicaro tree - what should i do?

goldflakepaintMay 8, 2011

Hello gardeners!

I have been trying to grow the seeds from a jicaro fruit in my condo. Everything was going great for about 9 months. The seeds germinated and were growing great under the grow lamps I rigged up for them. Then in the last couple weeks I started seeing some the leaves turning black and it stopped its rapids growth. Is it overwatering? Fungus? What can I do to save my little jicaro tree.

before and after images

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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

The symptoms shown by the pictures don't appear to be anything fungal, which makes the issue(s) most favored by odds, by far, to be either over-watering or an excessively high level of soluble salts in the soil. Have you been fertilizing? With what/how much/how often? Are you watering so you saturate the soil fully and at least 10-15% of the water you applied exits the drain hole? Perhaps the soil you're using is inappropriate for the size of the container?


    Bookmark   May 8, 2011 at 11:50PM
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