Neophytum "Burgundy Hill"

jwnesmith(8b/9)March 2, 2013

I bought one these in December. When I potted it I gave it a little water and kept it in a south window. It was sprayed periodically with others several mornings a week. The leaves have been dying from tips (most of them). Several days ago I trimmed it and put in the greenhouse. I'll now leave it alone. I am thinking it does't want much water. Does anyone have other ideas?

Thanks,

Woods

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sunshine_qld

I grow mine in full sun here. It really brings out the colour.
You would need to acclimatise it to do this.

    Bookmark   March 3, 2013 at 5:09AM
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jwnesmith(8b/9)

Thanks sunshine. How much water do you give it?

    Bookmark   March 3, 2013 at 11:21AM
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sunshine_qld

Normally once a week but in hot weather a spray a couple of days a week as well. At the moment over the last few weeks we have had over 300mm of rain and they are doing okay.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2013 at 3:44AM
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splinter1804

Hi everyone

jwnesmith - I live in Australia so I'm not familiar with the conditions in the US, but I was once told that as an indication of what the problem could be:

Brown leaf tips means..not enough water
yellow leaf tips means...too much water

Maybe this will help you.

All the best, Nev.

    Bookmark   March 6, 2013 at 11:40PM
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hotdiggetydam

It also needs good air circulation

    Bookmark   March 8, 2013 at 1:54AM
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jwnesmith(8b/9)

Thanks to all. I will follow your advice.

    Bookmark   March 13, 2013 at 2:12PM
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