my winter cherry needs ur help

saleh14December 26, 2012

hi all
my plant has a problem

Ii's fruits wilt and drop as you see

the leaves become folded ,wilted and yellow

I put it in my windowsill

I water it when the soil feels dry at the top

should I water it more often?

or what is the problem with it?

please help

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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Very difficult to identify a problem from the photograph. Could possibly be powdery mildew, a serious spider mite infestation, or improper watering. Is the whole volume of potting medium getting a good soak on watering day, or are you delivering little sips?

Solanum pseudocapsicum is quite toxic to animals and youngsters, so be sure to get all of the fallen fruit. I mention this only as a case you don't already know. :-)

    Bookmark   December 27, 2012 at 5:24AM
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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

In addition to Dori's questions ...... did you fertilize it? Where do you live?


    Bookmark   December 27, 2012 at 6:02PM
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I just water it until the water drain from the bottom
thanks to you I know it is toxic I read too much about plants , but I don't know why this problem occurs with it

I live in Iraq , the green houses here don't let the plants too much care and there is no good fertilizer .I use spray instead of fertilizer .

sorry for my bad English

    Bookmark   December 28, 2012 at 6:33AM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

I think that your English is great!

    Bookmark   December 28, 2012 at 7:11AM
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thank you I really hope this

    Bookmark   December 28, 2012 at 7:13AM
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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

And what kind of 'spray' do you use? What is in it?


    Bookmark   December 28, 2012 at 9:53PM
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There is no ingredient written on the spray bottle just cautions in different languages

this is the spray I use

    Bookmark   December 31, 2012 at 8:47PM
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flora_uk(SW UK 8/9)

That spray appears to be leaf shine, not a fertiliser. If you can buy leaf shine I would have thought you could find some house plant food. Baby Bio is the most common in the UK.

That said I don't think your plant's problems are caused by lack of fertiliser. It looks as if it is mildewy and shows signs of being kept too warm, too moist and too dark. I don't know what your outside temperatures would be at the moment but it could probably take some time out in the fresh air. Winter Cherries tend to be short lived indoors but I have seen them thriving as low shrubs in gardens in Italy. Just before Christmas I saw one in a snowy garden near Milan.

    Bookmark   January 1, 2013 at 10:35AM
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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

Saleh - the reason I'm asking about fertilizers and anything you might have sprayed on the plant is, I'm getting the sense that this might not be related to a disease like PM. Rather, it looks to me as though it might be a negative reaction to either a chemical compound or the vehicle (what the chemical is dissolved in) used to deliver it.


    Bookmark   January 1, 2013 at 12:23PM
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