atemoya tree trouble

checko12April 1, 2010

Hi all,

I'm new to this site. I just bought an Atemoya tree about a week and a half or so ago. I've noticed that some of the leaves are starting to turn brownish at the tips and the backs of them are turning into a black like color. When I first put the tree in I deep watered and have been continuing to water every 3 days. I posted some pictures. Can someone help? Is this normal?

thanks in advance!

Here is a link that might be useful: picture

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
ohiojay(z6 OH)

Careful not to over water. Tree looks fine. Give it time to recover. If you set the plant out in full sun right away, the discoloration on the leaves could be a bit of a sunburn. If still a concern, shade it a little.

    Bookmark   April 1, 2010 at 12:37PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Thank you much ohiojay!! Any other info's appreciated. This is the first time I've taken care of an Atemoya and I want to make sure I can nurture it as best as possible.

    Bookmark   April 1, 2010 at 3:51PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
ohiojay(z6 OH)

If you are able to plant it outside, then you are on the right path. Stay away from fertilizing for a while yet and just watch the watering. I think the plant will do just fine.

Jump over to the Tropical Fruit forum. You might pick up some more info. Atemoyas have been a topic of many conversations. Good luck!

    Bookmark   April 2, 2010 at 7:21AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Blue Ginger (Dichorisandra thyrsiflora)
Around this time of the year, the Blue Ginger blooms...
Need ID please
Can anyone identify this tiny tropical plant, please?...
josephines123 z5 ON Canada
Papaya: Sex of Flowers or Tree?
I have a 1 yr. old papaya tree now in bloom. I have...
Need help identifying this plant
Hi! I have this long flowering plant with orange yellow...
Looking to swap rare tropical seeds and such
Looking to trade rare tropical seeds and such. Please...
Tropical Gardener
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™