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Beyond saving?!

Posted by ghostin0hs (My Page) on
Thu, Jan 24, 13 at 2:01

Please help, I have researched quite a bit but wanted to get some direct advice. My juniper has been slowly yellowing and I cant figure out why. I water it every other day as well as mist it daily. I check the soil for dampness but not too damp daily as well. It gets about 4 hours of sunlight and fresh air every morning, which I realize isnt quite enough but the sun only shines on my apartment which faces northeast for that long. I take very good care of it I feel and it is still yellowing. The leaves are still soft and not dry, and it is not drooping or anything. Please take a look at the pictures and let me know if you think it is beyond saving. And if not then please let me know the best route to take. I want to check the roots but am scared to remove it and/or transplant it and damage it. Any thoughts?

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This post was edited by ghostin0hs on Thu, Jan 24, 13 at 2:03


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RE: Beyond saving?!

  • Posted by tapla z5b-6a mid-MI (My Page) on
    Tue, Jan 29, 13 at 16:34

You don't say where you live, which would have an effect on advice, but basically - your plant (juniperus procumbens 'nana') doesn't want to be indoors where it's warm and dry over the winter. It would much prefer a quiet rest where it's between about 28-42* until spring. As well, it's a near certainty that watering every other day is too much water for this plant, unless the soil is extremely open and fast (draining), which it almost never is unless the end grower makes it so. Unfortunately, the damage usually precedes the symptoms of the damage by quite some time, so I'm very sorry to say a turn-around is really unlikely for your plant.

Al


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