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Q.My jackfruit plant most bottom leaf is starting to droop downwards. It started with a slight brown and yellow colour of the inner

Zone Singapore | Joules added on November 5, 2018 | Answered

leaf and then slowly started to droop downwards…. i have been trying to find out what is wrong with it but i do not know and i a m afraid my plant will die. It has 4 leaves now i grew it from seed in a pot. Does anyone know what is wrong with my plant and how i help my plant?

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Answered on November 6, 2018

There appears to be a few different issues here. I am seeing a magnesium deficiency, but I think this might have more to do with the pH of the soil. But I even think this might have something to do with overwatering.

You should tip the pot on its side just a little, and see if you notice any smells coming from it. If it smell s like sulfur then there are sulfur reducing bacteria present. This will make the pH of the soil EXTREMELY acidic causing the symptoms that you are seeing.

I would recommend removing this and starting with fresh soil designed for fruit or citrus. This will be a much lighter mix and will let the plant dry out a bit. between watering.

This article will help you to care for these: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/jackfruit-trees/growing-jackfruit-trees.htm

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