T-Rex help

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T-Rex help

Post by phatplants » Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:06 pm

The lower leaves on my potted t rex are blackening and dying off, is this normal? The newer leaves are ok. Was wondering whether the lack of sun and warmth has anything to do with it.

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Re: T-Rex help

Post by Conifers » Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:56 pm

More likely lack of sufficient root space :wink:

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Re: T-Rex help

Post by Adam D » Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:05 pm

Mine is doing okay in a pot :)

This plant will naturally shed its lower leaves as it grows during the season.

You say "blackened" mine go brown and crispy and then I pull them off. Are they really black and soggy?

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Re: T-Rex help

Post by dave2166 » Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:07 pm

i agree.............. they need LOTS of space, the roots spread metres away normally, so get it into a much bigger pot with some good loan based compost, mixed with a pelleted fetilizer, and keep it well watered

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Post by Mr List » Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:45 am

not too well watered. they die easily from over watering.

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Re: T-Rex help

Post by carolpz » Sun Jul 22, 2012 7:48 am

They will drop off their bottom leaves as they get bigger but, as others are saying, need good root space. I don't think it's overwatering, my 2 potted ones are outside in all the rain we've had and don't much care. One thing I've found will kill them is to be in a hot greenhouse, they prefer cool conditions and are better outside especially now that summer's finally here. I have a couple of extras should you lose yours so don't worry.

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