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Old 09-27-2008, 08:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default basjoo looks sick!

My 3 small basjoos are not looking great and have had them for about 2 months, but dont seem to have grown at all in that time
Could anyone tell me what possible causes there are for this .
The pics are in my gallery but they look worse than when i took the photo.
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Old 09-27-2008, 09:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Default Re: basjoo looks sick!

Maybe
a) too much water
b) too much fertilizer
c) not enough sun
d) bad soil
e) multiple transplants. This is just a guess :P

Honestly, the only time I maintained my basjoo was the first month after I planted it. It was even stressed badly since I planted it on an area which gets 8 hours of sun. Now, I don't even take care of it but I water it deeply once a week or maybe even 2. My thinking is that if I do this, the plant will try to search for water by extending their roots deeper. Don't follow what I am saying since it's my first time too to grow basjoo. So far, mine is healthy and I've been lucky.
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Old 09-27-2008, 10:09 AM   #3 (permalink)
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How have they changed since this photo?
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Old 09-27-2008, 10:37 AM   #4 (permalink)
 
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Default Re: basjoo looks sick!

Since the photo, the leaves are real droopy but feeling the soil,they could be too wet,should i just leave it to dry out a bit ?
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Old 09-27-2008, 02:48 PM   #5 (permalink)
 
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hope u got them on clearance and didnt pay full price :P haahaha
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Yeah i only paid 6 for all 3 plants ,should i bring them inside now or leave them out longer ?
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do u still have them in the same containers.....cause if u do......i think giving them some more growing space will help ;D
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Don't give up on them yet. Give them lots of sun, keep them slightly moist (NOT wet), and feed with a water soluble fertilizer. There's a good chance they'll recover.
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Thanks guys,i'll put them in larger pots and make sure they're not too wet Juff
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Thanks guys,i'll put them in larger pots and make sure they're not too wet Juff
Larger pot isn't the solution. Even if you water them a lot, it should be fine. The question is, how is the drainage on that pot. The pot has to have a really good drainage.
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I have added 4 pics to my gallery 3 droopy basjoo & 1 red with new leaf
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I have added 4 pics to my gallery 3 droopy basjoo & 1 red with new leaf
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My basjoo that looks like your 2008_092803080012 picture didn't make it. It is rotting. I'm sorry.
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Hey Juff, maybe you should try this after checking for drainage and other possible causes; create a humidification box out of clear plastic for them. I think it is not a problem in doing this since the plts are still small. I think the plants have been very stressed. I do this for plts which are not well and they always come around if they are not diseased. Just make sure there is sufficient light for them during this period. Time taken for the plts to recover is normally about 2 - 4 wks. Then when they look well enough, open the box slowly for them to get used to the ambient humidity. When they are doing time in the box you can feed liquified fertiliser like what Austin suggested. Hope this works for you.
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Thank for that advise, i will give it ago
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So, how did the bananas turn out?
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