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Habs dropping leaves

Posted by Phildeez none (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 25, 11 at 16:22

I potted a couple fairly large Orange Hab plants a few weeks ago that I bought from a garden supply near me.
I pruned the tops and there is plenty of new growth but the large main leaves that were on them to begin with are
yellowing and a few have dropped. They are down to only a few original leaves, but plenty of small new, healthy growth.

Why might this be happening?


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RE: Habs dropping leaves

Make sure you have them in large enough pots with a fast draining gritty mix. Yellowing and dropping sounds like too much water to me.


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RE: Habs dropping leaves

Your description of symptoms are classic symptoms of too much moisture. I think simsedward is correct.


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Well the odd thing is that I repotted them into the 5-1-1. That is when the original leaves began dropping. The new growth is thick and dark green, I wait until it is dry about 1-2 inches down to water. I did goof and underdosed the lime significantly, 1/3 of recommended.


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RE: Habs dropping leaves

Well the odd thing is that I repotted them into the 5-1-1. That is when the original leaves began dropping. The new growth is thick and dark green, I wait until it is dry about 1-2 inches down to water. I did goof and underdosed the lime significantly, 1/3 of recommended.


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RE: Habs dropping leaves

Could nights under 50 degrees do it if they came from a greenhouse?


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RE: Habs dropping leaves

For sure. Sometimes when i pot up my peppers i have leaf drop but they always come back. Add a little bone meal and some garden lime. Very small amounts. And only water when soil is super dry or leaves droop. PS peppers donot like temps below 50 or above 90. Picky little buggars.


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You may be paying too much attention to the buggers. Leave them alone, chiles want to live and are quite hardy.


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RE: Habs dropping leaves

I just figured it out. The complex just started the hot weather lawn watering schedule which is like every night. Gotta move it away from the sprinklers I bet. That means they have been getting soaked during 40 degree nights and then sitting there uncovered. Doh!


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