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Member since 21 May 2006
Member from Northland Region
Can anyone give me advice please I have a few cacti(Epiphylums) and the problem is the ends of leaves turning brown and going jelly like and squishy I usually cut them off at this stage but if left they dry up and only the mid rib is left does anyone know the cause of this and the remedy would be really grateful for any suggestions
Member since 21 Sep 2006
Member from Feilding
Sounds like your epis have been hit by frost.. try moving them under a tree when frosts are expected
Thank you hoyagrower for you reply not sure about the frost as we don't get frosts here What do you think about saltspray (we have heavy salt laden winds) or could it be sun burn or a fungi problem
What ever it is makes them look unsightly The ones under the hedge seem to fare much better but shifting them seems to make them sulk and refuse to flower am at a loss to know what to do with them
Member since 07 Jul 2009
Member from Woolston
I think it could be the wind , they will need light to flower,you would see
fungi on the plant. yes it could well be sun burnt.
Thank you Ladies, It is nice to get some feed back , and Hoyagrower I do love hoya's as well only have two the common one that has made a lot of growth this year and is looking super healthy, something really agreed with it as I have had it for years Also another Red Buttons, which is struggling a bit but has delightful wine red flowers
As you can tell by my name I love hoyas.. I have 21 different plants.. you could check out a website I do for the Wellington Hoya and Epiphytic Plant Soc.. http://www.epihoya.freewebsitehosting.com .. the club also publish a quarterly journal 'Epiflora'
Hello hoyagrower, Have checked out your web site loved the hoyas and now would like more. Are the varieties mentioned all freely available from plant nurseries or plant specialists or does one have to belong to a soc.to obtain them and also do you have to grow them under glass mine are just growing on a sheltered deck
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