Pachira in bad shape - yellow leaves, brown tips

pachirariAugust 5, 2014

Hello,

I need some help with Pachira that I got one year ago. For a few months all was good, but then it stopped growing and started to dry on end of the leaves and some leaves turn yellow and fall off eventually.

We are watering it every two weeks with around 2dcl.

We keep the plant right next to a window that gets direct sun for about six hours in the summer. It is east-facing, so it is getting morning/late morning sun.

Photos: http://imgur.com/a/GqW9u#0

Here is a link that might be useful: Images of Pachira

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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Hello!
No doubt the problem sources to the root-zone, and the potting mix in which the plant is growing. First, is there drainage in that container? If not, you must immediately change that. Secondly, although it is late in the season, the potting mix should probably be changed to something made from screened bark and other durable gritty ingredients, such as perlite, pumice, DE, turface, lava rock, et cetera. Excellent drainage is what these plants love, particularly in the Winter.

Josh

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