Brugmansias forum: Uuug...my cuttings are not doing so good

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TomballEd
Jun 12, 2017 8:25 PM CST
I am loosing leaves faster than they are added. At first I thought what I was seeing matched a post about spider mites so I did an every other day treatment with a mild soap solution and the damage just progressed. Typically when bottom leafs yellow and fall off I suspect over watering. But in this case the leaves look a little mottled and occasionally there is a hole in a leaf.

Any thoughts on saving ???

Ed



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Dana125
Jun 22, 2017 9:07 AM CST
If theres a decent root system fertilize it . Doesn't look like its going to die will probably shoot up new green cane.

TomballEd
Jun 24, 2017 11:33 AM CST
Things are looking up. I used the wrong potting mix most likely because I have not watered it for two weeks and they are looking better, soil still moist an inch down. I am checking the soil every couple days and when it is time to water again I will follow your suggestion and give it a light feeding.
Thanks, Ed
Name: Charleen
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Ridesredmule
Jul 10, 2017 6:54 AM CST
Fertilize it with Miracle grow. Glad your plant is getting better. Is it still improving???

TomballEd
Jul 31, 2017 11:24 AM CST
They are surviving but not hearty at all. New leaves keep forming, look limp as the enlarge, turn yellow and fall off. So the stalk has doubled in size but I only have 6 to 8 leaves per plant. I did use a natural fertilizer a while back that is derived from chicken poop. Good stuff, works well for me.

So getting your note prompted me to just take the leap and plant them in the ground in a sunny spot. Interesting the root structure was large and really looked good. I have some systemic stuff I use on my roses so now that they are in the ground I think I will treat them with it as well.

Oh I still suspect spider mites so occasionally they get a dose of a weak Dove soup solution.

I will ultimately post here my out come. Smiling or :(

Ed
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
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Ridesredmule
Aug 2, 2017 7:49 AM CST
Brugs are a blessing and also a headache. But once you get that bloom , all the problems fade away.
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Thumb of 2017-08-02/Ridesredmule/76aa15 this is Orange Julius. It is in a container. it is green and lush.
Thumb of 2017-08-02/Ridesredmule/8ba6f0 Then we have this brug. I believe is Sam, looks rough and insects love it. I just take the leaves off and throw into trash can.... It is looking a little better. As you can see I got insects that love my Brugs.

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plantmanager
Aug 2, 2017 10:22 AM CST
Charleen, your insect eaten brug is just what all of mine look like. I've had many different insects feeding on the leaves, but no matter how ratty the leaves look, those blooms are breathtaking! My only ones are a solid yellow type. That Orange Julius is wonderful!
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Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Charter ATP Member Garden Ideas: Level 2 Seller of Garden Stuff Butterflies Birds Region: Georgia
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Ridesredmule
Aug 3, 2017 4:54 PM CST
Oh thank you. Love my brugs.

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