Caesalpinia gillesii yellow bird of paradise tree

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Caesalpinia gillesii yellow bird of paradise tree

Post by philip kitts » Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:26 pm

I had a batch of these 12 germinated but each wilted, the roots seemed fine but the top just wilted I have seen some around in my area they look fantastic I really want to try again any tips.?


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Re: Caesalpinia gillesii yellow bird of paradise tree

Post by Dave Brown » Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:52 am

Sounds like a a fungal attack, but I am not knowledgeable on these plants. Perhaps another member has some experience.
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Re: Caesalpinia gillesii yellow bird of paradise tree

Post by bev » Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:18 pm

I grew some last year and never had a problem with the seedlings. They reached about 10" tall, no flowers yet. They were left in an unheated greenhouse over winter and are just starting to show some new leaf buds.
Maybe getting them out of the propagater as soon as they germinate might help.

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Re: Caesalpinia gillesii yellow bird of paradise tree

Post by sanatic1234 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:22 pm

Philip kitts wrote:I had a batch of these 12 germinated but each wilted, the roots seemed fine but the top just wilted I have seen some around in my area they look fantastic I really want to try again any tips.?

I have had exactly the same Philip, i had 6 germinated seeds, i took them out the prop when the 2nd set of true leafs emerged then potted up in john innes seedling compost and put in the sunniest and warmest windowsill but they still collapsed :roll:
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Re: Caesalpinia gillesii yellow bird of paradise tree

Post by philip kitts » Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:17 pm

sanatic1234 wrote:
Philip kitts wrote:I had a batch of these 12 germinated but each wilted, the roots seemed fine but the top just wilted I have seen some around in my area they look fantastic I really want to try again any tips.?

I have had exactly the same Philip, i had 6 germinated seeds, i took them out the prop when the 2nd set of true leafs emerged then potted up in john innes seedling compost and put in the sunniest and warmest windowsill but they still collapsed :roll:
That's it exactly what happend ,i I think I will try again with a grittier substrate :| thanks for your posts


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Re: Caesalpinia gillesii yellow bird of paradise tree

Post by philip kitts » Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:20 pm

bev wrote:I grew some last year and never had a problem with the seedlings. They reached about 10" tall, no flowers yet. They were left in an unheated greenhouse over winter and are just starting to show some new leaf buds.
Maybe getting them out of the propagater as soon as they germinate might help.

Cheers

Lee
Got any spares I love this plant i found it on holiday in the cape verdes


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