Mouldy tree fern

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Re: Mouldy tree fern

Post by Trudytropics » Wed Nov 02, 2011 4:58 pm

Carminthegarden, can't offer any advice on your tree fern I'm afraid, but I wanted to congratulate you on a simply stunning garden :D . I love the textures and colours, you have a keen eye, its beautiful, well done icon_salut

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Re: Mouldy tree fern

Post by Nick » Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:09 pm

Thank you Carminthegarden, most kind of you, what's your real name :?: :?: these plants are rather worrisome aren't they :lol: :lol:


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Re: Mouldy tree fern

Post by pdid » Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:14 pm

Nick wrote:I will get you the photo's tomorrow once I am up and about as on nights, the place releases a brown colour liquid if I put the hose pipe onto it, so much so it's made a bit of hose pipe that was yellow go brown that I use to tie it to it's support, as you will see in the photo's once taken :) :) :) it will be good to know what it is once and for all.

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Nick, that looks like winter damage to me. The fact it is getting bigger suggests that the trunk is rotting.

I would try treating with h2o2 to try and clean it up. If this doesn`t work you may have to chop and reroot the section of trunk above the wound.


Cam, I wouldn`t worry about the moss/algae unless it starts effecting growth. If you don`t like it or it is spoiling the appearance of your Dicksonia antarctica then scrape it off.

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Re: Mouldy tree fern

Post by Nick » Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:23 pm

Thank you Pdid, I thought it might come to that.

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Re: Mouldy tree fern

Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:29 pm

pdid wrote:
Nick, that looks like winter damage to me. The fact it is getting bigger suggests that the trunk is rotting.

I would try treating with h2o2 to try and clean it up. If this doesn`t work you may have to chop and reroot the section of trunk above the wound.


Cam, I wouldn`t worry about the moss/algae unless it starts effecting growth. If you don`t like it or it is spoiling the appearance of your Dicksonia antarctica then scrape it off.
I'd go with that too Nick but don't rush out with your axe, treat it first :lol:

Carmen, i got loads of algae / moss on mine, looks more natural imo and it's probably what they get in their natural habitat. Will take pics tomorrow if i remember.

Another thing it could be .....germinated spore. It's a long shot but it could be. I've seen pics of germinated spore that look something like that. See how it develops. I noticed on my small Dicksonia antarctica today, loads of small fernlings.

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Re: Mouldy tree fern

Post by caminthegarden » Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:41 pm

Thanks pdid and Arlon for advice , photo yes please , seedlings would be interesting . Saw youtube garden vid , amazing , couldnt watch it all getting too jealous !

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Re: Mouldy tree fern

Post by Nick » Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:49 pm

Thanks Arlon, so it looks like it's winter damage then.
Carminthegarden, what type of cat your is it, your holding there in your pic :?:, if you don't mind me asking? It would be good if yours was lots of baby ferns growing on your trunk of your Dicksonia antarctica :?: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Mouldy tree fern

Post by Tom2006 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:44 pm

Winter damage Nick, looks bad. Deffo get a h2o2 rinse in that area asap.
Most wanted list - Any Young Trachycarpus and/or fern.

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Re: Mouldy tree fern

Post by Nick » Thu Nov 03, 2011 3:14 am

Tom great I've been told I can get it off E-Bay, but what name does it go by, so I can look for it :?: :?: :?:

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Re: Mouldy tree fern

Post by Nick » Thu Nov 03, 2011 3:29 am

I've seen Hydrogen Peroxide in different rates from 2% right up to 35% which % should I go for and how much :?: :?: :?: 100mls, 250mls, 500mls 1000mls or 5Lt's, which size would be best to get, I await your answers and suggestion's icon_thumleft icon_thumleft
Now I see there is 500ml Hydrogen Peroxide 35%-Technical grade.or 500ml Hydrogen Peroxide 35%-FOOD GRADE !!! what is the difference ??? anyone know??


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Re: Mouldy tree fern

Post by pdid » Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:33 am

Nick wrote:I've seen Hydrogen Peroxide in different rates from 2% right up to 35% which % should I go for and how much :?: :?: :?: 100mls, 250mls, 500mls 1000mls or 5Lt's, which size would be best to get, I await your answers and suggestion's icon_thumleft icon_thumleft
Now I see there is 500ml Hydrogen Peroxide 35%-Technical grade.or 500ml Hydrogen Peroxide 35%-FOOD GRADE !!! what is the difference ??? anyone know??


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Have a look through this thread Nick.

http://www.hardytropicals.co.uk/forum/v ... hilit=h2o2

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Re: Mouldy tree fern

Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:59 am

Nick,
i buy 35% food grade and then dilute by ten parts water to give 3.5% solution.

Seeing as you're treating just the tree fern at the mo, why not buy 500ml of 35% and dilute it by 10 parts and you'll have approx 5 to 6 litres of ready made solution that you can store and keep for future use as well icon_thumleft

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Re: Mouldy tree fern

Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:44 am

Carmin, pics as promised,

Dicksonia antarctica trunks covered in moss.....
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My powdery stuff turned into fernlings, no guarantee they're Dicksonia tho
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Re: Mouldy tree fern

Post by Nick » Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:17 pm

Thank you Arlon, will look at your thread and place an order, had no idea about how to dilute it :oops:

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Re: Mouldy tree fern

Post by Nick » Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:59 pm

Hi order placed for 500mls at 35%, will mix up with enough water to make 5 Lts, so hope it will last for as long as I need it :lol: :lol: the hole is about 3/4 in deep with 3 holes of the same depth, so will clean up then spray, and see what happens then.


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