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Madridje

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Help with Red-Hybrid Jaboticaba Seedling
« on: February 09, 2021, 11:56:50 AM »
Hi All,

I am not sure what I am doing wrong with my jabo plant, but I am sure there is definitely something wrong that I am doing.

What I can say so far:

I keep it in shade/indoors
Use filtered water
Using sunshine mix

Can someone advise me/guide me in what I should be doing so that the plant survives?

Any help is appreciated.










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Re: Help with Red-Hybrid Jaboticaba Seedling
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2021, 05:31:15 PM »
From my experience... A certain amount of leaf tip browning on juvenile Red-Hybrid Jabos seems pretty common.
Everything you're doing seems fine... just be careful with fertilizer.
I use half-strength Miracle Grow once a week which seems to be tolerated well.
Once you gradually harden them off... outdoor full sun should be tolerated and beneficial as well.
Focus on generating healthy new growth... and be patient.
Good Luck.

Kevin
 

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Re: Help with Red-Hybrid Jaboticaba Seedling
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2021, 07:03:00 PM »
Hey Kevin,

Thanks a lot for your feedback, it's much appreciated!


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Re: Help with Red-Hybrid Jaboticaba Seedling
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2021, 12:16:23 AM »
Jabos get ugly this time of year. Your tree should put out some new leaves in a month or so. Don't worry.
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Re: Help with Red-Hybrid Jaboticaba Seedling
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2021, 12:24:08 AM »
You have nothing to worry about.

It's funny, I actually get a bit of nostalgia looking at that picture thinking back to my first red jabo. It was about that size and had that exact look of significant leaf burn. It's doing fine now, I think it outgrows that issue as the root system gets stronger and is more able to pull nutrient from the soil.

Is sunshine mix just peat moss or does it have something coarse to aerate, something like perlite? And do you have fertilizer? I like osmocote plus. It has most nutrient minors and has sulfur for acidity. 

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Re: Help with Red-Hybrid Jaboticaba Seedling
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2021, 04:26:34 AM »
I just started growing mine inside and itís doing great by a sunny window

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Re: Help with Red-Hybrid Jaboticaba Seedling
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2021, 07:40:38 AM »
In a warm climate they are pretty vigorous and seem to thrive on neglect. Burnt edges can be related to sodium, chlorine of potassium but it isn't always easy to get pure water and gentle fertilisers.

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Re: Help with Red-Hybrid Jaboticaba Seedling
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2021, 12:18:06 PM »
Thanks for you input OCchris!


Bonsai Beast,

Sunshine mix has "canadian sphagnum peat moss, coarse perlite, starter nutrient charge (with gypsum), dolomitic limestone and long-lasting wetting agent".

Also, I haven't used any fertilizer on the jabo as I fear I may ruin it, due to the fact I am unsure as to how much is too much fertilizer for a seedling this size.

I'll look into osomcote plus. How much should I apply if I go this route?

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Re: Help with Red-Hybrid Jaboticaba Seedling
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2021, 12:22:25 PM »
LycheeLust,

Mine was doing great too, but then the leaf burn issue began slowly, but surely.

Mike T,

I agree, I just try and do the best I can and try to educate myself on what is feasible and not.

Thanks

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Re: Help with Red-Hybrid Jaboticaba Seedling
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2021, 03:06:09 PM »
Thanks for you input OCchris!


Bonsai Beast,

Sunshine mix has "canadian sphagnum peat moss, coarse perlite, starter nutrient charge (with gypsum), dolomitic limestone and long-lasting wetting agent".

Also, I haven't used any fertilizer on the jabo as I fear I may ruin it, due to the fact I am unsure as to how much is too much fertilizer for a seedling this size.

I'll look into osomcote plus. How much should I apply if I go this route?

The limestone being added to that soil mix is raising the ph which is not ideal for jabo. They add limestone because most plants don't want as low of a ph as jabos.

As for osmocote, at that size, I'd just barely sprinkle in a 1/4 scoop on top of the soil. Keep in mind osmocotr is slow release so it went burn the young plant as easily

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Re: Help with Red-Hybrid Jaboticaba Seedling
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2021, 11:43:31 PM »
It looks like transportation shock. The seedlings that I get from Etsy or ebay will do that for a few months while they adjust to being in California. But it could be a seasonal burn or too high ph in the soil.

Here's the video from flying fox fruits on ideal soil mix https://youtu.be/8MBEcuuFR84

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Re: Help with Red-Hybrid Jaboticaba Seedling
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2021, 12:04:36 PM »
Hi Santa Maria,


Thanks for the feedback and for the video.

It helps reinforce what you and other members have advised on.


 

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