Update on my Mangosteen plant.
shortly after I took the above picture the tree went and pushed out more leaves ! they were also showing signs of nutrient deficiency. a couple of leaves that were getting some sun, also got burnt a bit.
Last week I noticed a hole in the soil. I thought maybe my daughter stuck a stick in there, but it looked pretty deep. so suspecting maybe a tarantula or centipede, I decided to flood the critter out, I sprayed water in the hole, flooding it, after a couple of minutes, sure enough something was moving, and crawled out. a big black beetle about the size of a ping pong ball.
I should have taken a picture, my wife tossed out to the street. anyway, today I was at the Farmers Fair, and they had some bug experts there, sure enough on display was the very same critters, so I asked them what these guys like to eat. ROOTS !! so now I know. freakin %^& was eating my poor mangosteen roots, no wonder my plant suddenly when from lush green to anemic yellow.
My other mangosteen are doing well.
On a side note, I finally got to taste a mangosteen for the first time. someone had them on display at the fair, and I negotiated a trade, gave him a small Garcinia aristata plant for a couple of fruit. I loved the fruit, sweet tart flavor. my wife loved it also. saved the bigger fruit for tomorrow, so far 1 seed. I took some video of the fair, will get it up once I edit it.