cyathea cooperi drying up

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cyathea cooperi drying up

Post by dorothy » Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:54 pm

Hi have 3 very small cyathea cooperi which were in the conservatory.However I noticed that the leaves were turning brown and a bit crispy even though the soil is moist, not wet. I sprayed the leaves but that was not helping so am now wondering if they would be better in the bathroom where it is a bit more humid?


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Re: cyathea cooperi drying up

Post by Steph » Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:50 pm

Do you have any heating in you conservatory?
If its on turn it down to frost protection.
My plants are crammed in with no heating and they are growing OK!


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Re: cyathea cooperi drying up

Post by Tom2006 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:57 pm

They would be better off outside in a cold frame or make shift one. They will dry out very quickly indoors. If you do move outside just bring them into a cool part of your house/garage overnight. It's only sub zero that will kill young ones.
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Re: cyathea cooperi drying up

Post by fern Rob » Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:18 pm

Seems to have been a problem with a lot of C cooperi this year :?
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Re: cyathea cooperi drying up

Post by dorothy » Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:02 am

Thanks for your replies. I have a shelter protecting my agave so will try them there. It is right up against the wall of the house so easy to bring in at night.I know it's not due to lack of water because it is uncurling a new leaf. It's just the original ones..there are only three are browning off :(


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Re: cyathea cooperi drying up

Post by greendragon » Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:49 pm

just spray them more and turn the heating down a bit, small ones must be more fussy since my medullaris and Dicksonia antarctica are doing great in my heated conservatory which is kept always over 10*c and rises up to 20*c.
2012 Highest Temp - May 24th: 27*C / 25th July: 28*c
2012 Lowest Temp - Febuary 3rd: -6*C
2013 Highest Temp - 13th July: 30*c
2013 Lowest Temp - 13th March -4.5*c.


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Re: cyathea cooperi drying up

Post by countrylover » Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:41 pm

Oh, good topic cos I wanted to ask similar question.
Has anyone any idea how to keep the trunk of a tree fern moist (without spraying) for a longer time, I mean 10-12 hours? I was thinking of applying hydrogel and wrapping the trunk but..... icon_aaargh
I guess in England you don't have such problem since you get plenty of rain
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Re: cyathea cooperi drying up

Post by fern Rob » Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:11 pm

Rain never gets to the right places :lol:
I have herd that with Cyathea trunks you can wrap almost like a drip wire made of sponge I think around the trunk and connect it to a tap.
If you cover the whole trunk then you may as well have got any fern as the trunk of Cyatheas is what you are paying for.
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Re: cyathea cooperi drying up

Post by countrylover » Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:06 am

Rob I was referring to my poor dicksonia.
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Re: cyathea cooperi drying up

Post by fern Rob » Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:15 am

You could get a 2l bottle, stick a small hole in the lid fill with water and place in the crown to drip. :)
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