Help with Calathea plant

Forest smashing_heart at hotmail.com
Thu Feb 28 12:36:36 EST 2002


It seems to me like it as been overwatered.. I usually spray plants to avoid
dryness... and watering just before the soil start leaving the edge of the
pot.

"Cereoid*" <cereoid at prodigy.net> a écrit dans le message news:
tKQY7.299$JQ.67228831 at newssvr15.news.prodigy.com...
> You say "Browning round the edges usually indicates root problems"?
>
> Its not the obvious result of a too dry atmosphere and/or under watering?
>
> They must be doing something wrong at the National Conservatory in spite
of
> the plants flourishing in a humid greenhouse.
>
>
> Monique Reed <monique at mail.bio.tamu.edu> wrote in message
> news:3C3328A5.BD98AB95 at mail.bio.tamu.edu...
> > Browning round the edges usually indicates root problems--either you
> > are overwatering, over-fertilizing and burning the roots, or you have
> > salt accumulation in the soil caused by not letting the water run
> > freely when you do water.  Or, perhaps, your tap water is just to
> > salty; many houseplants are notoriously salt-sensitive, and IIRC,
> > Calathea is one of them.  Try distilled or deionized water.  Nothing
> > will revive the leaves already toasted, but you may be able to rescue
> > the plant.
> >
> > M. Reed
> >
> > lookingforit wrote:
> > >
> > > I have a sick plant. It came from a friend months ago, and for the
last
> 10
> > > or so weeks, has lost it's zip.
> > > The leaves are turning brown at theoutside edges and no new leaves are
> > > growing. I repotted it four
> > > weeks ago, using potting soil and a six-inch pot. I loosened the
> rootball. I
> > > water it every other day and
> > > I am using plant foor spikes according to the directions. It's not
> improving
> > > and not getting measurably worse.
> > >
> > > This plant was a gift to mark the death of my dog, so I'd like to keep
> it
> > > alive. Any suggestions or comments?
> > > Much appreciated. Thank you.
> > >
> > > When replying, please reply to lookingforit at bigfoot.com . Thank you.
>
>





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