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Q.Pink Syngonium Leaves Remain Curled

Zone New York | Gbemi10 added on June 22, 2020 | Answered

Hi, I hope you and your family continue to be well and safe. I was hoping I could ask about my pink syngonium. I’ve had it for about six to seven months and I’ve experienced some growth. My problem is all of the new leaves won’t unfurl or fully unfurl despite my best efforts. Not a single new leaf grown since I bought it has fully unfurled and if I force it, the leaves end up looking very wrinkly and strange. I water and feed sensibly and it’s in a northern facing room, so it’s near a grow light. I don’t know what to do, I watched your syngonium videos and looked but unfortunately, there’s not a ton of info about this and I was hoping you had tips from experience. Thank you Gbemi

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Answered on June 23, 2020

The problem with "Blurple" LED's is that it makes it very hard to see what is going on. Usually, in order to have one that is even somewhat useful to plants, they will run VERY expensive. (The panel that I used to use ran $1200 and is just as expensive to fix, and so I do not use it anymore.) This is not feasible for the hobby gardener.

For your application, one or two of the household LED rated at 100-120 watt equivalency (They only use 20-30 or so actual watts) will be MUCH better. They are full spectrum and will contain much of the light spectrum that those red and blue panels lack.

Once you change them out of the blue/red spectrum you should notice a drastic difference.

Outside of that, just keep an eye on your pH and nutrient content.

Here are some articles that will help:




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