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I'll be planting these guys into their permanent home by the weekend! I can't believe how fast they went from babies to this! They are Gordon's Picotee F-1 generation. Can't wait to see if the Picotee carried through.
I'm on the verse of losing my 1 gallon pot Datura. It's white, bloomed beautifully when I purchased it couple of weeks ago. I was uncertained where I could place this new find. So I've it sitting on a sunny spot. I first noticed some yellowing streaks on the flowers, then yellowish leaves with speckles. No active insects observed. Bacteria wilts? Fungal disease? Any suggestion?
I've moved the plant to a partial shade, then to a more shaded area in the garden. The affected leaves and flowers were removed. I mist the plant often try to "perk" it back up without success. There is no evedence of any yellow speckles on the entire plant. Just droopy leaves.
I've never seed that before .. it might be a virus if you don't see any insects present. Is new growth looking normal? From what I can see it does. You might want to cut off all the old leaves that are curling.
Keep me informed about how things are going. Hopefully someone else in this forum might recognise the problem.
Ditto, I've considered remove all the wilted leaves, but then, I was more concern about depleting its revenue for photosenthesis. Anyone out there could help before I wack all the sad looking droopy leaves off my Datura?
Thank you X. I'll keep you posted.
Thank you, X. It looks even worse than when I took the pic. earlier. I think perhaps, the feeder roots were toasted in the hot sun in a black plastic pot. Temp. runs on the high 80's in small pot. I concluded that it got dehydrated beyond recovering. I plan on taking some leave, cut off all seed pods, and see if that would unload all ner energy to recover, last best effort.
Last night, I went out and trimmed off several lower leaves, removed all flowers, and seed pods. Moved it to a more humid area of the garden (by the lake), and this early morning I went out there, mist the plant every so often while I tend my garden. Voila! Slowly but surely, it's showing sign of improvement. Thank you, X. seems like I'm not going to lose this Datura after all.