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Apr 25, 2017 8:02 PM CST
|I have planted a mango plant about 25 days ago since i have planted it has not shown any sign of growth instead some of the leaves have fallen and others are drying also slowly i am watering it twice a day and manured it properly while planting
Is it not a problem
Will it grow after falling of all the leaves or it is dying slowly
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
Apr 26, 2017 6:41 AM CST
|Where do you live, zone and temps.
Off hand. Your drounding it. 2 x aday water ? Only water when top few inches dry out.
Cultivate it, roots need air.
Work some mulch into soil will help also. Looks like you have some heavy soil. Clay, right ? That stuff needs all the organic material you can throw at it.
Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.
Apr 26, 2017 9:54 AM CST
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Straight manure isn't so great for new transplants. It releases a lot of nitrogen quite quickly, especially as you've been watering it a lot. You may be seeing some fertilizer burn from that. Compost would be much better. Very little nitrogen in it but lots of organic fibers to hold moisture and nutrients around the roots as well as allowing air to get to them. So, yes I would dig the plant up, try to fluff up the soil around the roots and incorporate some organic material like compost or peat moss, and re-plant it.
I'd also try to give the plant some shade until it starts up growing again. If you can just set up a piece of shade cloth or burlap, even an old sheet or a shirt, to shade it through the middle of the day that will help it to recover from the transplant shock.
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