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Re: Encephalartos seedlings not doing good
Posted by Tom Broome on 10/2/2009, 9:10 pm, in reply to "Re: Encephalartos seedlings not doing good"
: Tom,I think you nailed it. My
: lehmannii's 3/4" caudex was
: completely burried. The leaves are
: still green at the tips, but are
: brown and mushy at the base. I
: already removed the soil from around
: the caudex. Is there anything else
: I should do? Thanks
I'd give it a good fungicide drench all over the stem. I have had the same problems with this species so I was thinking it was probably the problem. With a lot of those plants, I keep the stem exposed. I know there are a few people who think the stem should be buried because they will grow better, but I have to disagree when it comes to watering and keeping the stem below the surface. Your plant points out my opinion.
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