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jamiew
Montgomery, AL

November 23, 2010
6:33 AM

Post #8226790

This is Apache Victory in a 6 inch oyama pot. There was a change from window to light stand. The window had blanched the leaves pale yellow-green(too much sun). Can u green those leaves up or do I need to prune out and repot into a smaller pot?

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lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

November 23, 2010
10:18 AM

Post #8227136

Jamie,
It looks like it's just outer leaves.If so,removing them is best.Sometimes Epson salts-1tablespoon per gallon of water will green things up.

Lynn
mrsbonnie
Ottawa, IL
(Zone 9a)

November 23, 2010
3:38 PM

Post #8227528

epsom salts really works good.
bonnie
lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

November 23, 2010
3:56 PM

Post #8227551

Bonnie,
I tablespoon per gallon of water is correct,right?
jamiew
Montgomery, AL

November 23, 2010
6:11 PM

Post #8227765

I'll try epsom salt. Have u ever noticed any difference with that vs fish emulsion?

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 24, 2010
7:28 AM

Post #8228484

Hello, thought I put in my 2 cents. epsom salt changes the PH. fish emulsion is a fertilizer.

I personally have not too much experience with this kind of situation.

Now that you mention fish emulsion, I must get it.
This may resolve the fact that my newbies just "don't get off the pot" they don't grow as fast as I think they should. Happy Thanksgiving to all Helene
mrsbonnie
Ottawa, IL
(Zone 9a)

November 24, 2010
8:31 AM

Post #8228563

& to you also & everyone else.lol
bonnie
mrsbonnie
Ottawa, IL
(Zone 9a)

November 24, 2010
8:39 AM

Post #8228579

epsom salt is benefical to your plants. it does give magnesium & sulfur both to srengthening the plants.most gardners swear by it, however researchers disagree. I'll go with the gardners.
bonnie

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 24, 2010
11:27 AM

Post #8228765

Oh, I didn't think that far. Of course in Europe they had these epsom salt water cures for arthiritis and such diseases. It didn't cure anything but did give relief.

I am going to try it on my weaklings here.
GrowHappy
Nottingham, MD
(Zone 7a)

December 15, 2010
4:15 PM

Post #8262298

Jamie how are your plants doing?
You can also try using a fert. With a higher first number(Nitrogen). I've seen a real difference in a few plants that were yellowing when I got them, since using a 30-14-13 fert.

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