Return to the Tropicals Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Help, sick eugenia plant!

Posted by slothbr (My Page) on
Fri, Apr 3, 09 at 8:45

Hello, i bought this eugenia pyriformis(uvalha) and when i planted into soil it stunted growth(my soil is clay that drains well, ph 6,5 to 7,0 and it gets sun), and top new leaves become pale yellow, after months the rains came and i fertilized with npk and extreme slowly it gave new leaves that appeared little than normal and pale yellow, now it appears stunted again and dont respond to npk, please help me fix this , im ulpoading 4 images, the link to them are http://img141.imageshack.us/gal.php?g=mudagrande4.jpg I also have an italian cypress that show this symphtons , its is stunted for 3 years . Thanks a lot.


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Help, sick eugenia plant!

Did you untangle the roots before you planted it? Sometimes a plant's roots wrap around the tap root and strangle it. I would dig it up, check that the roots are free, and ammend the soil with some perlite or coarse sand. Don't fertilize a sick plant - find out what's wrong and get that fixed before giving it nutrients it can't take up through it's non-working roots. You can take it to a grower's nursery or your local extension office for a diagnosis and hands-on advice.


 o
RE: Help, sick eugenia plant!

Yep, i have untangled, the roots are free. I've noticed that the soil where this plant are stays a lot more humid than my others plant's soil that has plants with same age and botanic genus., its like you said , the roots appears to be not-active. Can it be caused by a fungal disease? the old leaves appears to be good.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Tropicals Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here