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jayyen
Dec 15, 2017 8:03 PM CST
Some plants slowly dying
The 2 small potted ones are mine & the leaves on them seem to be drying / curling up leading to the eventual death of plant
The 1 yr old Papaya (paw paw ) tree is next doors in the ground & all of a sudden ended up like this
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Zuni
Dec 15, 2017 10:45 PM CST
Wow, something catastrophic happened, if that happened overnight. Did it freeze? Super hot heatwave? Is it being watered? Irrigation system broke? Some chemical leak? Looks more like something like that than a bug of some sort, which would be a slow death, normally.
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Christine
Dec 16, 2017 8:08 AM CST
If you live in a complex find out if they sprayed for bugs? My landlord did that one year and it can kill a plant in hours, sorry that happened to your plants, I know how heart breaking it can be

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greene
Dec 16, 2017 9:52 AM CST
Has the outside temperature fallen below 15 C? The Papaya do not enjoy cold weather. I cannot say anything about the indoor plants except that they may have been too close to the window during a cold spell.
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Dec 16, 2017 3:49 PM CST

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jayyen
Dec 16, 2017 6:57 PM CST
Christine said:If you live in a complex find out if they sprayed for bugs? My landlord did that one year and it can kill a plant in hours, sorry that happened to your plants, I know how heart breaking it can be

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I think as you can see we live in a gated estate
Nothing out of the ordinary has happened
The Paw paw tree took maybe 5 days & I now think i=another one is being infected (man just removed that dead looking one )
My plants are actually outside near the fence getting some morning sun (under shelter )
I showed both examples as one in the ground & one in the pot since this is happening at the same time & may be the cause of both
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Christine
Dec 17, 2017 8:12 AM CST
Sadly, you may never know, could an evil person have walked by and spilled something in the soil, I'm at a loss for what happened
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joannakat
Dec 17, 2017 11:44 AM CST
Your neighborhood looks beautiful. This is very interesting because of the close proximity of these plants.

If you can, you might want to consider washing the potted plants off with a gentle stream of water, removing damaged leaves and inspecting the plant and damaged leaves for pests as you go. Then, overwater the soil and let it drain until the water stops flowing. The next time you water, you might want to add a bit of plant food.

You can use a magnifying glass (the stronger the better) as you inspect the plants and soil. If you don't have one, try taking a close-up picture of the foliage then soil using your camera or phone camera. You can then enlarge these on your computer to get an even closer look.

Have you asked the paw-paw owner if s/he knows what happened? Since it was removed, it's possible that someone told him what caused it, and advised that removal was the only way to deal.
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tarev
Dec 17, 2017 12:22 PM CST
Hello jayyen, that is indeed sad to see Blinking

I know it is not that cold over there at this time of the year, not heat wave season at all either, actually the nicer time of the year in Southeast Asia.

The only thing I will try to check is the condition of the root system. How often were you watering them, and does the containers have drain holes? Did you happen to apply a certain dose of fertilizer recently?? Do you notice any insect infestation at root zone?

I remember one of my friends in Manila had some insects problems with her plants, so it is killing off some of them. A bit harder to manage with the very warm and humid conditions prevalent in the region. But I would check that out, just to rule out possible causes.

The two lower photos shows the containers indoors, they can certainly go outside in your weather.

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