Re: Dioon Edule turning brown!!
Posted by Tom Broome on 7/7/2008, 10:56 pm, in reply to "Dioon Edule turning brown!!"
: Hi again, Tom,
: I've written previously with Cycad
: problems; now I'm having Dioon
: trouble. My Dioon Edule had two
: fronds when I first got it; after a
: few days, one of them turned really
: brown (all the way down to the
: caudex) so I removed it. Now the
: other frond is doing the same thing.
: I originally had it near a window,
: but thought it needed more sun. Now
: it's on my windowsill, but if
: anything, it's doing worse. My Sagos
: did the exact same thing, and have
: yet to put out any more leaves. Is
: it a nutrient deficiency? What
: should I be feeding them? Please
: Thank you (again!!!)
My first question would be on how you are watering it. Leaves usually die back when the plant isn't getting enough moisture compared to the heat it gets. Checking the soil would be the next thing and then finally, if you fertilize well and you start doing everything right, then you get a new flush and everything looks good again, even if it looks dead. Even I have done this. I just had a Dioon edule that I got without roots a long time ago and for some reason all the leaves died about 2 years ago and I just got a new flush of 15 leaves. Now it looks fine and to this day, I really don't know why it went south. So, how often and how much do you water?