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Posted by carol728 Zone 6 (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 15, 08 at 14:08

We ordered a rooted cutting from Hawaii, It was shipped in a small pot with lava rock. We left it in the media we received it in to let the roots get bigger before we tramsplanted it. All was going well, it started growing leaves and all of a sudden we noticed it looking sickly.
the edges of the leaves are black and the stem is starting to shrivel. Could the black lava rock be absorbing too much heat from the sun? I can e-mail more photos to anyone that might know what's wrong.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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RE: What's Wrong With this Picture?

Sorry I think I posted in the wrong place.

RE: What's Wrong with This Picture

Looks like it ran out of moisture. If it were any other cultivar, I'd say it looks like "damp off", which is caused by a fungus in the water. It wouldn't hurt adding a few drops of hydrogen peroxide to the water every now and then to fend off any fungal problems, by the way.

The fact that the leaf margins are browning also leads me to believe it's not getting ENOUGH water.

I have been told by EVERYONE that plumerias don't like water. Well, I hate to be the one to burst that bubble, but I grow them in an aeroponic grower and they get water 24/7 and they THRIVE!

So, don't be afraid to water them more!

God bless.


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