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Boston, MA
May 29, 2020 12:20 PM CST
I've been battling a strange condition on my plant for a few weeks now. I brought it home on 4/25. It sits a couple feet away from my NW facing window. I've watered it three times now, each time when the soil was dry and crumbly about 2 inches down. The 2nd time I used hydrogen peroxide (1:3 ratio) bc I thought it had fungus. Anyway, you can see in the photos he left red arrow shows a gorgeous new leaf. The right blue arrow is the latest one showing signs of decay (?). You can see especially on the underside a dark, "wet" portion of the plant along the foliage spine. I saw it a few hours later and there was something oozing out of it. That was yesterday. The second photo is from today 😩. I've removed three other leaves bc of a similar problem. Does anyone know what this is and if I can help it? Thank you so much in advance!
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Name: one-eye-luke US.Vet.
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May 31, 2020 2:15 AM CST
Your plant is setting in water too long because the drainage holes are blocked from the bottom tray. Let the plant dry more between waterings. When you water, water until you get water to discharge out the bottom of the container, but don't let it set in water. . When you water your plant and the plant is setting heavy on the tray, the water can't exit or drain properly. The bottom of the pot is very wet, when the top is dry. I use mason jar lids to raise the pot off the ground to allow for good drainage on the bigger pots. Water until you get water in the tray and then dump the excess water and allow the top inch to dry well before watering again.
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Name: Sue Taylor
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May 31, 2020 2:22 AM CST
Hydrogen peroxide?!

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