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Comfrey in a container is chlorotic

Posted by lesli8 8TX (My Page) on
Fri, Feb 14, 14 at 10:41

I have a container of comfrey in my greenhouse. It is very chartreuse with darker green veins. I watered in has-to-gro once a week, next wood ash, several days later I watered in Epsom salt, a few days later I watered in has-to-gro, a week or 5 later I tried alfalfa tea. Other than the coloring, it looks great, but the color doesn't look healthy. What does it want? Any suggestions?

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RE: Comfrey in a container is chlorotic

So the only thing I can think to use next would be green sand. I don't have any right now, need to get some anyway I guess...

RE: Comfrey in a container is chlorotic

Comfrey is a plant that is capable of growing in less than full sun.

You might try giving it a bit of shade during part of the day to see if it will darken up.

It might just want to go dormant for awhile, as it does in my climate.

Also, don't overwater, and you might want to check for proper drainage.

I suppose, if all else fails, you could suspect a virus, in which case it would be better not to use it for propagation

Has it flowered yet? It usually goes up about 18 inches or so, flowers, and then flops down to cover a large circle, which effectively smothers anything next to it.

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