Gunnera manicata advice please!

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Gunnera manicata advice please!

Post by junglejon » Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:53 pm

Hi everyone. I recently got a couple of gunnera manicata. I've got them in pots so they don't take over my garden! They haven't really grown but were looking very healthy until today. One of the leaves has gone bad over night. Can anyone tell me why please? Also any advice on growning them in pots would be great! Thanks, Jon.
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Post by sazmo » Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:20 am

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Post by junglejon » Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:59 am

I can't seem to post any. I just read there is a problem with posting pictures on here at the moment. is there another way to do it?


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Post by tatter » Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:44 pm

first question with gunnera is are they getting enough water ? second question are they pot bound ? can not see pics either
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Post by junglejon » Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:31 pm

Unfortunately i''m not able to post pictures at the moment, i'm not sure why. But no, they were repotted when i got them about a month ago in fresh compost which stays very wet. Is it possible for gunnera to be too wet / overwatered? It may just be shock from going from a shady pollytunnel out in to the sun but it's only one leaf and it was fine until now. The lady at urban jungle said grow it in full shade but everything i've read says full sun and plenty of water?


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Post by sazmo » Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:41 pm

I am close to you in Bramerton.
I find gunnera love lots of water but hate sitting in stagnant water.


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Post by tatter » Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:42 pm

it could of course be sun scorch if seller had kept in shady area and told you to do the same .Although they can be kept in full sun it is always wise to slowly introduce them from shade to full sun over a period of time to acclimatise.
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Post by karl66 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:52 pm

My large clump is planted in a natural spring but is still struggling to stay upright without extra watering in this heat...mine is in full sun..keeping in pots must be a nightmare in these conditions.


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Post by junglejon » Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:23 pm

Ok. Thanks for all the replies. I think i'll put one of them in shade and keep one in the sun and see what happens. Hopefully it will get better!


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Post by Chez2 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:08 pm

junglejon wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:31 pm
i've read says full sun
The sun has been exceptional relentless this summer. I have had establish plants with crispy leaves that have been on th same postition for several years. I have watered them and I don't usually have to.


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Post by junglejon » Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:27 am

Interesting, i've moved it next to my other one now so it only gets morning sun instead of afternoon sun. It hasn't got any worse so i'm pretty sure it's going to be fine. Thanks for all the help.


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Post by tatter » Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:28 pm

sounds a good idea .good luck
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