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crown turning yellowish and leaves curling down

Posted by REESERUH OREGON (My Page) on
Sat, Dec 29, 12 at 1:10

This is my favorite AV. Bought it from the local store and it never grew and would never bloom, about 2yrs. I moved it to a south window and it went crazy. It has bloomed for 1 1/2yr straight.

In the last 3-4 months I have noticed the leaves have started curling under and now the crown is a yellow green color and curled under.

I am thinking I need to repot with fresh soil, but did not want to disturb it while blooming so beautiful.

I have checked for mites and see no signs. Any ideas of what the problem could be

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RE: crown turning yellowish and leaves curling down

A bit chilly that close to the window and it might need a bit of water after moving it a little more away from window just to warm up the roots

RE: crown turning yellowish and leaves curling down

You need to repot it anyway sometime later. Make sure that the soil is right - if you buy AV soil in a store - cut it with perlite 3:1. Do you use fertilizer?

Nice plant!


RE: crown turning yellowish and leaves curling down

you can't see mites by naked eye, you need a magnifying glass. but in the case of tight crown you won't be able to look at underside of leaves, which is where mites are mostly in the beginning.
i might be wrong, but that's exactly what my my mite-infested plants looked like in early stages.

RE: crown turning yellowish and leaves curling down

Could be. If this condition affects many plants and it gets worth - get Forbid 4F from ebay - and spray them.

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