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daisyguy

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Luma apiculata dieback
« on: June 27, 2022, 09:55:27 PM »
I'm in Central Florida and this is my first year with a Luma / Chilean Myrtle Berry. It's grown well until recently when the leaves started curling and dying and having pretty severe die-back at the tips. It's potted in a well drained frequently watered mix. The roots look good. Is it the heat? I recently moved it to where it only gets morning sun and is shaded the rest of the day, but it's continuing to die back.




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Re: Luma apiculata dieback
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2022, 11:28:39 PM »
Same thing happening to mine in GA. It is most likely the heat, previous summer it was fine but now it's beaten up from the abnormal heat of this summer.

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Re: Luma apiculata dieback
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2022, 11:44:11 PM »
I've noticed I have to keep mine well watered otherwise its prone to wilting. I used to keep it against the house (southern exposure) in full sun all day and had that problem all the time. Moved it to a spot that receives some late day shade and now its flowering like crazy.

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Re: Luma apiculata dieback
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2022, 12:01:20 AM »
I tried growing it out here in AZ.  It was watered well, but my summer heat fried it and maqui berry.
Not sure how much heat they can take, but, I think central FL might be too hot.

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Re: Luma apiculata dieback
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2022, 01:17:12 AM »
Thanks all, this was helpful.

 

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