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my staghorn (in 4 in. pot) is turning yellow..help please

Posted by chuy415 9 O.C., Ca (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 6, 05 at 13:40

i have had 2 staghorns for almost a year in a 4 in. pot and just recently for whatever reason the "antlers" are starting to turn yellow and some brown and dying. i don't have any idea what i have done wrong. they seemed to be doing great and haven't moved them at all.. they are near a bay window and i have one other that is doing okay.. but i think i might have over watered these two.. anyone have any suggestions on what i might have done wrong or what i can do to get them healthier.. thanks


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RE: my staghorn (in 4 in. pot) is turning yellow..help please

This is not necessarily a problem. Most staghorns will shed prior years leaves at the beginning of the new growing season.

You will however see the same kind of symptoms with overwatering (the primary cause of an untimely demise). Overwatering is especially common with staghorns in pots as the media is usually very dense and water retentive, the permanent moisture around the roots and buds can lead to rot.

If your staghorns are big enough now, I would recommend mounting them and grow them as they would in the wild, as an epiphyte.

HTH


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RE: my staghorn (in 4 in. pot) is turning yellow..help please

thanks leemcallister, they are probably not big enough to mount yet.. they grow very slow and i do believe that i did overwater them.. they are also turning brown at the tips and some(antlers) are dying.. it just doesn't look too healthy.
does anyone else have any ideas as to get them healthier or what i should not do?? thanks


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