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Q.Why Leucadendron Safari Sunset Leaves Turning Brown?

Zone Los Angeles | xupule added on April 21, 2021 | Answered

I got these very young Leucadendron plants two months ago. I followed the nursery guy told me and water them once every 3-4 days. He told me to water this frequency because the plants are still so young. I also followed what I was told using cactus soil mixed with all plant soil. The water seems drain fast. All three plants are slowly growing while started to have brown leaves. One of them has a whole branch turning brown. Please see the pictures. Would anyone tell me what did I do wrong? Too much water? Thank you.

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Answered on April 21, 2021

These plants will not tolerate wet soils. Even when they are young, they need to dry out very thoroughly between waterings. Unless your area is prone to extreme drought (Think African desert) you won't need to water at all.

From here, you will want to halt watering, completely, and treat with a fungicide.

These articles will help:



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