Brugmansias forum: Seedlings

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Name: Tami Smith
Naylor, GA (Zone 8b)
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mollymistsmith
Mar 14, 2015 1:17 PM CST
😢 I lost all but one of my seedlings. They were doing great and then checked on them yesterday and they had drooped over and wilted. Only one is still standing. What happened? 😥😰😱😭
Tami
Name: Doris Klene
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kareoke
Mar 14, 2015 8:13 PM CST
Don't give up, use a spray bottle and spray water around the seedling, it my be just temperamental and want a drink Big Grin
Name: Rhapsody Hooks
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Rhapsody616
Mar 16, 2015 12:19 AM CST
Yes, sometime the solution is just that simple. Try to mist them a bit and see what happens.
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Name: Tami Smith
Naylor, GA (Zone 8b)
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mollymistsmith
Mar 16, 2015 7:23 PM CST
Well, misting them did not work. They turned mushy.
Tami
Name: Brenda
NE Georgia (Zone 8a)
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3left
Mar 17, 2015 9:28 AM CST
Tami...........did they fold over at the soil line?

Brenda
Name: Tami Smith
Naylor, GA (Zone 8b)
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mollymistsmith
Mar 17, 2015 10:05 AM CST
Brenda, Yes, they did. Almost like they laid down gently and then was gone.
Tami
Name: Brenda
NE Georgia (Zone 8a)
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3left
Mar 17, 2015 12:55 PM CST
Sounds like it could have been damping off. Was your soil sterile?
Name: Tami Smith
Naylor, GA (Zone 8b)
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mollymistsmith
Mar 17, 2015 6:06 PM CST
I used coir only. They were approximately 3" tall.
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Name: Brenda
NE Georgia (Zone 8a)
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3left
Mar 18, 2015 3:06 PM CST
Well, there goes my theory about your seedlings. My understanding is that coir is sterile, correct? I don't know what could have been the cause. Sorry you lost your babies, that is heart-breaking for you.
Name: Tami Smith
Naylor, GA (Zone 8b)
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mollymistsmith
Mar 18, 2015 6:22 PM CST
Well I have two that survived and more planted. So they must have been weak and not meant to be. At least that is what I tell myself. Lol😉
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Name: Rhapsody Hooks
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Rhapsody616
Mar 21, 2015 1:54 AM CST
Do you have some Banrot? That is supposed to take care of damp off.
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Name: Tami Smith
Naylor, GA (Zone 8b)
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mollymistsmith
Mar 21, 2015 10:06 PM CST
No, but I am going to have to get some. Thanks. ☺
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Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Danita
Mar 21, 2015 10:53 PM CST
Sorry about your seedlings. Crying Damp-off stinks...
I remember years ago reading that someone saved some of their damp-off affected Brug seedlings by treating them like cuttings. As I remember, somewhat fuzzily, they used clean nail scissors to cut about 1/2" inch of the infected hypocotyledonous stem off. Then they dipped it in rooting hormone (maybe with fungicide added?) and treated it just like a cutting (with a humidity dome, etc.) The seedlings produced new roots from the hypocotyl. I don't think all of them made it but some did so it might be worth a try if it happens again.
Name: Tami Smith
Naylor, GA (Zone 8b)
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mollymistsmith
Mar 22, 2015 12:25 AM CST
Interesting. Thanks Danita
Tami
Name: Brenda
NE Georgia (Zone 8a)
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3left
Mar 26, 2015 9:34 AM CST
Interesting you said, that Danita............and BTW, hi!!! About the rooting the seedling top. I did just that. I dropped a tray of new seedlings about a month ago and one lost it's head. I thought it was a goner but thought, what the heck and stuck the top in the same pot as it was growing in and then let it alone. It is now nearly 2" tall, slower than my other seedlings but it fed off of the seed leaves until the seed leaves were all used up and died. Kept the top alive long enough to root and now I have a healthy little seedling from that popped off top!!! Hurray!
Name: Tami Smith
Naylor, GA (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Lilies
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mollymistsmith
Mar 26, 2015 10:37 AM CST
Awesome, Brenda! Hurray!
Tami
Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Danita
Mar 26, 2015 9:42 PM CST
Hi Brenda! Big Grin

Good save on the decapitated seedling!
I'm pretty sure that I read about someone saving their damp-off seedlings this way over at BGI many years ago. I can't remember who that clever person was, but I still remembered the basic idea.

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Name: Brenda
NE Georgia (Zone 8a)
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3left
Mar 28, 2015 12:48 PM CST
I think sometimes when we don't listen to the experts but just do what makes sense, we discover "new" ways of doing things.
And hey, this morning I was looking at that saved seedling and the stem that was left from the popped off top is actually putting out some tiny leaves. I did not know it would do that!

My daughter-in-law Sandy decided to pollinate her culebra blossoms last summer. None of them made pods but she did it again in November when it and some other brugs were blooming in her greenhouse and she got three pods out of her doing something I told her "would not work"! Why did I tell her that? Because it was "common knowledge" that you could not cross culebra to another brug....... good thing she did not listen to me!!! Hurray!

She has told me she will give me a few of the seeds! So far, the only brugs with culebra's strappy leaves are on brugs that are growing in South America............and Australia!!! And Aussies are hybridizing those and sharing a few seeds with some select American brug growers. Will be interesting to see what comes of these Aussie seedlings and now, the culebra seedlings! I just love brugs with those strappy serrated leaves!!

Quinde..a South American species

http://www.abads.org/abads/images/x_candida_quinde_003.jpg

And a Quinde seedling, Taita's Gift.................notice the leaves, with trumpet shaped blossoms!!

http://www.brugmansia.us/forums/uploads/gallery/category_105...
Name: Tami Smith
Naylor, GA (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Lilies
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mollymistsmith
Mar 28, 2015 12:57 PM CST
That is so cool, Brenda. Keep us posted on the results of those seeds. ☺
Tami
Name: Doris Klene
Greensburg,Indiana.
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kareoke
Mar 30, 2015 6:01 AM CST
sure would love a plant like that, does anyone have seeds ?

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