Mango seedlings leaf problems

JoseMariaChavez(8)July 26, 2014

A few couple of weeks ago I planted some mango seeds, which grew just fine (healthy, fast and sturdy). The ones that grew the faster were two Tommy Atkins's seeds which are the ones appearing in the images. Nowadays, some of the leaves in one of them are kind of "burning", but only in certain parts of them. Several only have one little spot that dries up and make its surroundings of the leaf shrivel, or appeared in the borders, which make the leaf curl up.

In addition, a leaf of the first tree seem (in my opinion ,taking in mind that I planted them at the same time, and the other tree's leaves are more green) to be quite yellow, with some dark veins... (the picture does'nt show the leaf affected) PLEASE help me out

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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

They'll have a tough time indoors with the resulting low light and (probably) heat level.
Any reason they can't go outdoors and into the ground?

    Bookmark   July 27, 2014 at 3:53PM
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JoseMariaChavez(8)

I live in a desertic area, and being mangoes tropical plants, I'm afraid they'll wither. Besides, the soil in my backyard is quite compressed and poor.

Should I be taking them outside??? Will they live in the "desertic" conditions?

    Bookmark   July 28, 2014 at 3:47PM
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JoseMariaChavez(8)

Also, should I put them in direct sunlight, or is indirect sunlight fine.

    Bookmark   July 28, 2014 at 3:52PM
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lascatx

Mine have been outdoors in pots since we got them. Houston has more humidity that it sounds like you have, but they made it through our drought summers. I nearly lost one wintering in our garage, but it broke out in full leaf once it got back outside. I'd try it -- make sure they get enough water. Mine have been both out in the open sun and under a patio with mostly filtered sun, but more than it appears you have in that photo.

    Bookmark   July 28, 2014 at 3:54PM
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JoseMariaChavez(8)

I live in El Paso, Texas. It's supposed to be "rainy season", but taking in mind that El Paso is in the middle of a desert, we don't have much humidity nor precipitation, so the sun is harsh and the environment utterly dry. Also my backyard is full of critters and this day I experimented with the healthiest seedling I had, but after a while outside I noticed these tiny spiders running up and down the stem and the leaves, so that leaves my with two questions:

- Don't mango trees need a wet environment to thrive, or at least grow in a far more humid place?

- Managing and dealing with the critters (mainly bad or pests) wouldn't mean an extra effort and extra money wasted?

    Bookmark   July 28, 2014 at 10:41PM
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