I havent posted anything yet. I enjoy reading the posts from everyone else. Im a hair stylist and a treatment we have for hair is made with chlorophyl I wonder if mixed in water and misted onto the leaves would help. Theres not any other chemicals in it besides water and protein.
It was alot lighter before I treated it with liquid chlorophyll. In the beginning it was very pale yellow. I saw a new leaf in the center of the crown this morning so it doing well. This is the before I treated it.
I dont know I just tried something I thought may help. Its a pre-treatment for hair. It comes with a special perm I use in my salon. When someone said its albino I thought hmmmm. Its missing chlorophyll and survival rate of albinos is slim to none what the heck I tried it. There is a difference in color since I did that. The chemistry and intercellular transfer is a mystetry to me. I just misted it down real good ,soil as well, and prayed.
Since its not an albino its got a better chance right. I hate losing a baby. Heres a pic of one ive been raising trying to experiment with the roots. After I read a thread here I decided to see what would happen. It will take a long time to create a magnificent specimen but fun trying and worth the wait. Its just keeps getting taller though I wish it would fill out.
I am wondering how to get them to fill out also. I mail ordered 2 arabacum seedlings and they are quite tall with no branching. How or what can you do to make them "fatten" up as opposed to getting taller.
I've read that Arabicum doesn't like to be pruned.
Are you giving them a little potash? That's for the caudex/roots. Fert should have the last number biggest. I haven't found a mix, a Miraclegrow yet, so I mix a spoon of superbloom and 1/2 spoon of potash in a gallon of water for feeding.
That sounds sort of scary! Mine are about 8 inches tall and about the diameter of a fat parsnip. I am not sure I am brave enough to cut off the caudex tip with no branches or leaves. Let me think about that and see how I feel next spring.
If you have a Wal-Mart close by check them out, I was in our's yesterday and they have DR, realy nice ones, and a lot of them, all the same kind but with a LARG caudex, and some were blooming, and they were only $14 I did not buy any as I have so many seedlings as you can see.and this is only the small ones *S*