browning protea

chezronNovember 2, 2012

I have a Protea cynaroides in the ground for the last 6 months. Our pH is neutral. I think the plant started to brown when we had the really hot weather. Quite a few leaves have either brown edges or are totally brown. It is mulched with tree trimmings. My soil is sandy loam. I live in the San diego area.

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hoovb zone 9 sunset 23

Are you irrigating it at all? What is the pH and phosphorus content of your source water (water company should list this info)?

    Bookmark   November 2, 2012 at 4:01PM
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chezron

Hi Hoovb,

Our water is high in pH. Around 8, maybe higher. We water once a week, deep and long.
I emailed the water company about phosphorus and pH. It is not on their website.

    Bookmark   November 2, 2012 at 5:06PM
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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

Should be able to locate how-to-grow info online. Perhaps your county's Extension Service office has info.

To locate your county's office, use this clickable map
http://www.csrees.usda.gov/Extension/

How to grow, see this
http://californiaprotea.org/CPApublications.htm#protea_book

and this
http://www.smgrowers.com/info/protea.asp

and this
http://www.californiaproteamgmt.com/planting_protea.html

Lots more out there.

Here is a link that might be useful: locate your county's Extension Service office

    Bookmark   November 2, 2012 at 8:34PM
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