Lilly Pilly - Leaves turning brown?

wintercat_gwJuly 20, 2014


Young Lilly Pilly arrived from the nursery with some leaves turning brown as in photo.

What can it be? What should I do?


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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

Let's see the entire plant so that we can judge if one partially brown leaf is significant damage or if you should ignore it.

(Good chance that the pot dried out at least once.)

    Bookmark   July 20, 2014 at 1:04PM
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Jean, thanks for replying. The entire plant looks good, but on closer inspection there are quite a number of leaves turning brown in this way.

It's not due to the pot drying. I put this LP in the ground a couple weeks ago and some of the newest leaves are beginning to go brown.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 4:11AM
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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

Okay, so then I bet it's the original rootball that is drying/dried. Stick a finger in it to find out.

And yes, the original rootball can be dry even though you have watered it since you put it in the ground.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 3:53AM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

. I put this LP in the ground a couple weeks ago

==>> transplant shock and lack of proper water ... and only you can define the watering issue.. as jean notes ...

a couple of weeks ago.. might not have been prime timing as to planting ...

was the plant pot bound.. did you have to do significant root interruption to plant properly ??? was it potted in a high peat media.. and planted into sand? .. if so.. i have had some difficulties in the sand actually wicking moisture from the peat???


    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 8:32AM
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