haneedes(z5 NY)July 15, 2005

i have Cyperus alternifolius (Umbrella Palm) in a vase in my lving room. I put plants surrounding my turtle tank for a more natural look.

anyway, i had three of this plants in one container. the roots and pots were covered with water. i left it for about 3 weeks and i noticed that one of the plants had dried up.

i removed them from the water to let them dry out a bit. i noticed that the dead one, now had fungus all over it. that must be what caused it to dry up

my questions are, is it dead? and should i spray the others with something? what kills fungus but leaves the plant in tact?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

What you probably have is phytophthera root rot. this is a nasty fungus and is known as a "water mold", in other words it spreads with water. I lost a gunnera and a couple of other plants to this problem a few weeks ago. There are only a very few fungicides labeled for this disease.

Best course of action is to change the water on a regular basis and clean out the container with a bleach solution before using it for the plants again.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2005 at 8:17PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Help me to create an ideal area for Gunnera
I have a hot dry yard, but I want to try growing Gunnera....
bog to filter small pond?
hello, so a few months back I built my first pond it's...
My tiny bog garden
This was my first attempt at growing carnivorous plants....
Anyone Growing Butterbur?
I've just introduced this plant (petasites hybridus)...
New To Bog Gardening
Hello Folks. I've got a small patch (approx. 8'x10')...
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™