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Chlorosis and Carambola

Posted by Carambola Texas (My Page) on
Wed, Sep 14, 11 at 22:11

I am new and this is my first post, so please bear with me.

Earlier this April I managed to propagate some Carambola trees from seed. I have twelve of them and they are growing in 1 gallon containers filled with Miracle-Gro� Cactus, Palm and Citrus Soil. For the last two or three months they have not been growing very much, most are suffering from some form of chlorosis. What I can't seem to figure out, is the cause of the chlorosis. I know that it is due to some deficiency in either Iron, Zinc, Manganese, or Magnesium, possibly a combination of these. I've treated them with a slow release fertilizer (Miracle-Gro� Shake 'n Feed� Plus Moisture Control� All Purpose Continuous Release Plant Food) in the hopes that it might give them some of the micronutrients they are lacking. It has only been a week, but it doesn't seem to be having much of an effect. I'm considering getting something that has more Iron and Magnesium, possibly a foliar.
Here are some photos of my plants;

Any suggestions are welcome and would be much appreciated.

Thank you

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RE: Chlorosis and Carambola

try some lime or dolomite. if the soil is too acidic, the plants can't pick up the nutrients. And once the plants are 5-6 inches tall, they need to be grown in the full sun. good luck

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