New growth on Prayer plant is half dry

giselle9(7)September 12, 2013

Hello,
I was wondering if someone could help me. I have a calathea ornata and a maranta prayer plant. They are both out of direct sunlight and drafts, on humidity trays, with the soil kept a little moist with rain or spring water. I finally got one new leave on each plant and as they were still rolled up, I could tell the leaves were half light brown and dry and shriveled up. The bottom of the new leaves seemed to be fine but the top grew in half dead it seems. What could this be due to as I take great care of them?

My mother has a makoyana near an air conditioner with no humidity tray, watering it with regular tap water and it's beautiful. I don't understand!

I appreciate any feedback.

Thank you,

giselle9

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petrushka

try watering it more often. it should never dry out - not even the top - should feel slightly moist, not dry.
what sort of pot it's in?
smth shallow would be best - smth like hanging basket pots: wide on top, very narrow in the bottom - that will prevent soil from getting soggy and allow the rhizome to grow wide.
try putting it in very large plastic bag for a month - dry -cleaners is large and has a hole on top - for venting. see if it does better - well enough to grow some at least.

    Bookmark   September 20, 2013 at 9:44PM
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love_the_yard(z9A Jax FL)

smth = something

I think

Carol

    Bookmark   September 24, 2013 at 12:24AM
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petrushka

ee-ha! i got me a translator! am i that cryptic? just curious..:)

    Bookmark   September 24, 2013 at 8:51PM
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