Re: Curling leaves
Posted by Betty on 7/17/2011, 5:36 pm, in reply to "Re: Curling leaves"
Tom, I looked again so I could attempt to tell you what I see. I bought some M. communis at a going out of business sale and they were nice and green but very curly. I thought maybe some herbicide had been administered. They are still curly a year later. I aquired some seeds from Australia and thought I would not have the problem but the older they get, the more they curl. They seem to be healthy, are dark green, and the curl occurs after the new growth hardens off. I have them in sandy soil with nutricote 360. Dale says maybe zinc deficiency so I tried zinc. I took some pix. Maybe I can send them to you. They are in my shadehouse at 60% watered when needed. |
I got some great buys at Cycad Day and did win the raffle plant which is doing great so far.
: --Previous Message--
: Nice seeing you at Cycad Day. I am
: having a lot of trouble with
: Macrozamia communis. The seeds
: germinate and the seedlings seem to
: grow normally but them the leaves
: begin to curl. Some I have
: purchased as seedlings are fine but
: then the leaves begin to curl. This
: has not happened with other
: Macrozamia. Is it a deficency or
: environment in my nursery. I am in
: SFla and hate to give up on this
: Hi Betty it was great seeing you
: and everyone down there. It was fun
: and I think anyone who bid on items
: made out pretty well.
: I have not seen any curling on
: this species, so maybe you need to
: tell me a bit more in detail. Are
: the edges of the leaflets turning
: brown and looking sort of dried out,
: or are they just turning a bit
: compared to the way they should be?
: Do the new leaves come out perfect,
: and this curling happens a few
: months later, or is this happening
: before the leaflets totally harden
: up? And you say its only happening
: to some of the plants?