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Pitangatuba part 2
« on: May 03, 2020, 07:28:03 PM »
See this thread for context: http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=39028.msg386160#msg386160

After a week from that My Pitangatuba (April, for simplicity) Has rerooted herself(?), However her leaves are hardened and semi-brittle(No rot),and some of her leaves are curling but She is forming a new leaf(It's hard to notice).(See picture)  Is this natural,can I do something about it, or should I just wait it out? 

« Last Edit: May 03, 2020, 07:35:15 PM by PitangatubaMoray »

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Re: Pitangatuba part 2
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2020, 08:21:08 PM »
How much light is it getting? What about the humidity?
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Re: Pitangatuba part 2
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2020, 08:36:35 PM »
I live in a temperate climate, and it's currently the spring months, so the humidity is semi-inconsistent (though mostly warm),and for anytime the sun isn't out I have a grow light lasting from 9am(-ish) to 10pm(-ish), Is this too long?

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Re: Pitangatuba part 2
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2020, 08:49:19 PM »
Hopefully it is just transplant shock. Since your plant is putting out new leaves it should be ok, but I would be careful not to overwater it.

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Re: Pitangatuba part 2
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2020, 10:48:59 AM »
I live in a temperate climate, and it's currently the spring months, so the humidity is semi-inconsistent (though mostly warm),and for anytime the sun isn't out I have a grow light lasting from 9am(-ish) to 10pm(-ish), Is this too long?

What is your growing zone? You can bring the plants outside in partial shade if it is warm enough.
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Re: Pitangatuba part 2
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2020, 04:35:53 PM »
Forget about Pitangatuba, they're just a waste of time. They don't set fruits.

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Re: Pitangatuba part 2
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2020, 04:57:58 PM »
Every single tuba I've received as a seedling has suffered the same fate. I don't know what it is about them. I'm going to try them from seed this time and see how I fair.

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Re: Pitangatuba part 2
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2020, 02:42:42 AM »
Forget about Pitangatuba, they're just a waste of time. They don't set fruits.

Mine did set fruit, i tried one and killed the tree...

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Re: Pitangatuba part 2
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2020, 09:41:57 AM »
You murdered that thing but it might come back from the roots

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Re: Pitangatuba part 2
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2020, 04:39:54 PM »
Yep, I screwed up. I damaged the roots too much. someone can lock the thread now.

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Re: Pitangatuba part 2
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2020, 07:01:53 PM »
I think it may be more than just the broken taproot. What soil mix are you using? I have mine outside in Northern California, the low humidity doesn't seem to be an issue for pitangatuba. The grow light may be the issue, I have no experience with those. I'd hold off on fertilizing until the plant is stable. Too much fertilizer and it won't be able to take up water. Not sure if this one's a goner, but adding a plastic bag over the pot for humidity can help after a rough transplant. Also shade. Pitangatubas are monoecious, so I guess April is a "they"?

 

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