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Q.Is This Browning On Epiphillum Normal?

Zone 10001…New York City | Cjj44 added on January 5, 2024 | Answered

I think this is an Epiphillum. . The parent plant had a red flower that lasted several days. This is a cutting that is growing energetically, but I am very concerned about the drying out and browning on several areas, especially in the indentations of the main stem, and at the base of some other stems. If this is not normal growth, how should I treat it? Could it be fungal? The plant is growing inside in a south window. I do not have access to an outdoor space nor another window facing another direction. For what it’s worth, I have two oxypetalum in the same window that bloom almost nonstop. I will appreciate any suggestions.

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Answered on January 6, 2024

Being an epiphyte, This plant can be sensitive to watering conditions. It can handle drier conditions better than wetter conditions, but appreciates even watering.

make sure that this is in epiphyte soil, amended with some potting soil. This will ensure that it doesn't sit in water, but can still retain moisture.

I don't think that this is a big issue, but if you feel that you want to prevent any disease, then a fungicide treatment wouldn't hurt.



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