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lycheemom

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Indoor lychee drying out
« on: January 08, 2019, 05:04:59 PM »
Hey!

I haven't found any answers to this.
I've been growing lychee from seed. It is now one year old and I have recently repotted in a soil suitable for citruses. (I've read they like acidic soil.)
Since then the leaves have started drying out, curling and some have developed white spots.  :'(
Can anyone tell me what is wrong and how I can save it?

Thanks  :)


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Re: Indoor lychee drying out
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2019, 06:12:32 PM »
It looks like you have some root tip damage combined with high salt or chlorides in your water and/or soil. Some potting soils alread have fertilizers in them and they can burn sensitive plants like Lychees. Keep your tree in high humidity, away from air currents or spray with RO water. Also try watering with RO water or have your current water tested.

The damage to the burnt leaf edges will not likely heal but you can save the healthy center portion of the leaves. Small Lychees need very little fertilizer. They do like iron but such a small tree will require minuscule amounts.

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Re: Indoor lychee drying out
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2019, 05:41:28 AM »
Thank you for your answer.
The water is fine so i guess the soil is the problem here. I have repotted it back to the soil it was growing in before. I think the leaves are not drying out, so hopefully it will survive :(

Thank you again.  :)

 

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