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Bird plum sad :C 1 month 1 week ago #72667

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I've had my bird plum for about a month now, and its leaves started turning yellow. Most of them are fully orange-yellowish now. What is this caused by? can it be a lack of fertilizer? I couldn't fertilize it yet, because I couldn't find any online stores. Thankfully I found one, and just ordered 500g of biogold. I also noticed some white hair on the roots that stick out of the ground. Is this a sign of root rot?
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Bird plum sad :C 1 month 1 week ago #72668

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The orange leafs is caused by unhealthy tree :)

If youwant to know what you are doing wrong, you really need to tell us what you are doing. And, yes a picture is necessary.

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Bird plum sad :C 1 month 1 week ago #72677

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for sure it is NOT a lack of fertilizer. Most likely a watering issue. I would guess, too little. But lets see the tree, the soil and hear how you care for it.

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Bird plum sad :C 1 month 1 week ago #72686

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Tropfrog wrote: The orange leafs is caused by unhealthy tree :)

If youwant to know what you are doing wrong, you really need to tell us what you are doing. And, yes a picture is necessary.

leatherback wrote: for sure it is NOT a lack of fertilizer. Most likely a watering issue. I would guess, too little. But lets see the tree, the soil and hear how you care for it.


I've gone on vacation for a 2 weeks, and until then one of my friends took care of my spekboom and my bird plum unfortunately he misunderstood and water my plum every week instead of every day.
After I've came back I started watering it every day. I watered it too much one day and currently I'm letting the soil get a bit dry, then water it everytime the soil gets slightly dry.




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Bird plum sad :C 1 month 1 week ago #72688

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At this stage it is a waiting game. The trunk might still have some life left, but once it starts to go wrinkly, most of the time there is no return to the living.

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Bird plum sad :C 1 month 1 week ago #72689

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Alright. Is it a good idea to water it how i said? Letting the soil get slightly dry, then water it? Also, should I use any fertilizer?

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Bird plum sad :C 1 month 1 week ago #72690

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leatherback wrote: At this stage it is a waiting game. The trunk might still have some life left, but once it starts to go wrinkly, most of the time there is no return to the living.


Alright. Is it a good idea to water it how i said? Letting the soil get slightly dry, then water it? Also, should I use any fertilizer?
What do you mean by wrinkly?

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Bird plum sad :C 1 month 1 week ago #72691

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No fertilizer at all for unhealthy trees.

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