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New BRT tree not looking good-please help 4 weeks 1 hour ago #55787

I received a Brazilian rain tree for Christmas and have bee reading and trying to do the right things - however it”s not looking so good, leaves are falling off and turning yellow. See attached photo .
I live in Missouri and have been using a full spectrum grow light, misting a couple times a day and making sure the root ball doesn’t”t dry out.
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New BRT tree not looking good-please help 4 weeks 23 minutes ago #55788

J-Elys wrote: I received a Brazilian rain tree however it”s not looking so good, leaves are falling off and turning yellow.


Well, Missouri is definitely not the best place for growing a tropical rain tree like the BRT, it looks sad indeed.
It needs a HIGH level of humidity at all times, direct morning sun and temperatures higher than 10°C .
If you keep it inside a humidity tent indoors in your winter it may recover.
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New BRT tree not looking good-please help 3 weeks 6 days ago #55791

Do realize.. BRTs seem to not like to have wet feet, is what I am finding out.
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New BRT tree not looking good-please help 3 weeks 6 days ago #55793

leatherback wrote: Do realize.. BRTs seem to not like to have wet feet, is what I am finding out.


In your winter you mean?
My BRTs close their leaves completely if I don't water them every day. Of course it's summer here. Humidity is around 80% almost all the time. They are growing like mad.
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New BRT tree not looking good-please help 3 weeks 6 days ago #55795

I think I am learning that they grow much better when the roots are not soaking wet, but able to pull the water from the pot every other day.

Trimmed my BRTs yesterday.
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