Return to the Container Gardening Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Black leaves on jicaro tree - what should i do?

Posted by goldflakepaint Minnesota (My Page) on
Sun, May 8, 11 at 22:21

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

Here is a link that might be useful: Before and after images

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Black leaves on jicaro tree - what should i do?

  • Posted by tapla z5b-6a mid-MI (My Page) on
    Sun, May 8, 11 at 23:50

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?


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Container Gardening Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here