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Paris, France
Bangha
May 12, 2020 2:15 AM CST
Hi everyone,

First time poster and also a gardening novice looking for help.

Last summer, I planted a few loquat seeds in a small planter. (They came from a big loquat tree my neighbors have that grows right into my terrace) A few weeks later, and to my absolute delight the started growing and had been doing great. However a few weeks ago, they started looking a bit sad and weathered. Some leaves seemed to dry up, while others have spots. I've included pictures for reference. When the leaves look a bit placid I make sure to water them and this spruces them right up. I am not sure how often I should be watering them though, so am extra careful not to drown them.

Do you think the issues are a disease or more of a watering problem? If a plague/disease how would I go about haling the plants? If you think it's a watering issue, could you please direct me to how often, and in what quantities I should water them?

I'm located in Paris, France if you are wondering about the weather/seasons.


Thank you so much for your help. I really want these little trees to make it. (I planted them with my aging parents as a bit of a legacy thing too so I've really grown attached)


Have a great day!
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DaisyI
May 12, 2020 10:20 AM CST
Welcome!

If the Loquats perk up after watering, it is obvious they need more water. Let the soil dry slightly between waterings, but don't let them sit in water. Keep the water off the leaves and stems as Loquats are prone to fungal infections.
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