Views: 450, Replies: 5 » Jump to the end

randmoss
May 7, 2017 9:09 PM CST
Hello. Any help is much appreciated. 12 years plus plant. Recently had to cut rot root/fungus away from base of trunk. Now the whole tree is losing its strength to stand by itself. Roots looked healthy after repotting. Any suggestions? Should I cut it down and relpant? Would it grow again after that? Rookie here with this process. Thanks
Thumb of 2017-05-08/randmoss/65213c


Thumb of 2017-05-08/randmoss/b2db09


Thumb of 2017-05-08/randmoss/685917


Thumb of 2017-05-08/randmoss/ceb81a

[Last edited by randmoss - May 7, 2017 9:10 PM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #1436859 (1)
Name: Ed
Central ,NJ (Zone 6b)
Cactus and Succulents Container Gardener Sempervivums Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1
Image
herrwood
May 8, 2017 6:14 PM CST
Is the base of the tree still soft or is that from the previous infection.
It looks basically healthy and hopefully you can save it. Not sure what would be the best fungicide to use but someone who know more then I should be able to give you a suggestion.
Plants are like that little ray of sunshine on a rainy day.
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
Always count your blessings in life
Cat Lover Houseplants Plays in the sandbox Region: California Orchids Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Composter Cactus and Succulents Dragonflies Hummingbirder Amaryllis Container Gardener
Image
tarev
May 8, 2017 8:06 PM CST
Hello randmoss, if that exposed part feels firm, I would just apply some cinnamon on them as fungicide. I would also try to improve the soil. If you have access to pumice or perlite, mix it in with that soil, so it is more open and faster draining, that way prevent root rotting. For me I would prefer also to protect the base part with rocky, gritty top dressing like poultry grit (insoluble crushed granite) or pumice, helps the water drain away from the trunk.

Is that ceramic glazed container with drainage holes?

You can help stake the plant for now, as it regrows its new roots.
[Last edited by tarev - May 8, 2017 8:07 PM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #1437890 (3)

randmoss
May 8, 2017 8:45 PM CST
Thanks for both replies. There is some gritty soil planted just below the surface all around the roots, the pot is a non drainage. I did spray some fungicide. It seems the leaves are getting soft now after about 5 days after cutting away the rot. The base is still firm after cutting away. Appreciate the advice. If I cut the base off just above where the rot was and replant, think it will take?
Name: Ed
Central ,NJ (Zone 6b)
Cactus and Succulents Container Gardener Sempervivums Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1
Image
herrwood
May 8, 2017 8:50 PM CST
Tarev, I see you suggested cinnamon I did take your advice and picked some up on my last shopping trip.
I have been using it on cuttings.
Plants are like that little ray of sunshine on a rainy day.
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
Always count your blessings in life
Cat Lover Houseplants Plays in the sandbox Region: California Orchids Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Composter Cactus and Succulents Dragonflies Hummingbirder Amaryllis Container Gardener
Image
tarev
May 8, 2017 9:24 PM CST
Hi randmoss, using a non-draining container is just a slow death to succulents. Every watering time, it takes longer for media to dry out, which causes undue root rot and excess salt is not drained out either. I would recommend you repot to a container with drain holes and just use that non-draining container as a cache pot.

Hello Ed, hope the cinnamon helps! Smiling Just apply on cuttings okay, not on any exposed roots.
[Last edited by tarev - May 8, 2017 9:31 PM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #1437966 (6)

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Cactus and Tender Succulents forum
Only the members of the Members group may reply to this thread.

Member Login:

Username:

Password:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by bloominholes2fill and is called "Hemerocallis Daylily 'Wild and Wonderful'"