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by ChristinaC on May 03, 2006 02:35 AM
Here's a couple self-explanatory pics. What am I doing wrong? I have it beside an East window, I keep the soil moist and I feed it with an 8-7-6. The leaves were doing this before I fed it so I'm sure it's not the fertilizer.

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by weezie13 on May 03, 2006 02:51 AM
Alot of times it's the stuff in the water
*from like cities or towns that add chlorine,
floride, etc..*

Do you let your water sit out over night
before you water????

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by ChristinaC on May 03, 2006 03:03 AM
quote:
Do you let your water sit out over night
before you water????
No, I don't. Guess I will now. Thanks Weezie, I didn't even think of that. [perplexed]

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by pumpie on May 03, 2006 06:34 AM
This seems to be the same problem I'm having with my Moses in a basket. However, I don't think it can be the water because I have 2, and one has the problem and the other doesn't. I thought it was a week of overwatering, but that was over 6 months ago and the leaves keep burning up. It now happens a lot less than before, so maybe it is getting better. I'm hoping that spring will encourage any bad things to grow away.
by joclyn on May 03, 2006 08:13 AM
i don't know this plant.

just a couple thougths - general ideas...

maybe they need a bigger pot? or one with better (or less) drainage?
by dodge on May 07, 2006 07:46 AM
Maybe it is the type of soil your using.. maybe too much water, and too much fertilizer.
Usually only once a month for fertilizer.

dodge [Smile]

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by JV on May 09, 2006 01:20 PM
ChristinaC : I don't know this plant myself but your soil sure looks wet my just be the photo also the white on top of the soil could it be salt from a water softener? Or could be Pearlite. I save my old water bottles where I buy water for my AV's as our water will kill them in a hurry. I put a little bit of Red Apple wine vinegar in the jug then fill with water I then let it set until I need it also put a cap of vinegar in my dogs water and I drink some in water every night for arthritis. I bottom water everything .I have nothing that I water from above the soil. This may or may not help you. I use all organic products most I make myself so I have no chemicals in mine at all.

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by guero75 on May 09, 2006 04:29 PM
Perlite has a lot of flouride in it, so coupled with your tap water, you could just be burning the leaves. Also, your soil looks quite wet, so I would hold off on the watering a bit until the top surface is dry, and switch to distilled or rain water if you can. Also, refrain from fertilizing until you have a ton of new growth, and even then use at half strength.
by pumpie on May 16, 2006 05:06 AM
sorry, i've been away. let's hope people are still checking this thread! my moses plant is getting crispy at the ends and although i thought the problem had been resolved, now that there's lots of growth, more and more leaves are turning brown. for the first time yesterday i noticed a tiny white bug, caterpillar-shaped but only about 3mm long. could this be a problem?

i don't think water quality, fertilizer, or pot size are the issues because i have 2 plants and the other is fine. my first thought was a spell of over-watering in the fall, and i guess i could have done it again. but when i make cuttings, i place it in a bowl of water until there are tons of roots. the plant is happiest in all water. hmmm. thanks again!
by dodge on May 16, 2006 06:29 AM
christinc

Would you consider trading a cutting/

I had one years ago..

DOdge

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by gardeningmomma on May 16, 2006 03:13 PM
I have one. How do you take cuttings from it?
by dodge on May 16, 2006 03:21 PM
gardeningmomma,

I dont know.. But could we try a leaf I can cut in one or more pieces, one in water and one is soil , see if it roots?

I can offer you Mother in laws tongue or seeds in exchange. Or many others.

Send me a PM.

dodge

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by gardeningmomma on May 16, 2006 03:39 PM
PM coming your way... [Wink]
by pumpie on May 16, 2006 06:19 PM
for starting new plants, i've always cut off a branch and put it in water. it grows roots very quickly and the leaves stay happy. i've been trying to post a photo without success. i will try again when i have more patience and time. in the meantime, this website has photos of the moses in a cradle.
amy

http://amy-hondronicols.magix.net/
by dodge on May 17, 2006 01:08 AM
pumpie

You have to put your photos with another service .

Here is the easiest PHOTOBUCKET.COM
You put you photo on there first . After you upload the photo.
Go to the bottom of the photo, it says IMG
click that
turns blue
right click your mouse
select copy
Then go to where you want the photo to appear.
Right click again and select paste.
That should do it .....

;o)
dodge

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by pumpie on May 17, 2006 05:08 AM
here goes

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by pumpie on May 17, 2006 05:09 AM
thank you so much! that took all of 5 minutes!
by dodge on May 17, 2006 07:18 AM
pumpie

Glad to help you..That is why were here..;o)
Your plants are really healthy.

Wow now someone is writing , they put a leaf in water an it roots......

dodge

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by ChristinaC on May 17, 2006 11:39 AM
I apologize Dodge..I didn't see your post about wanting a cutting.
I've been watering with distilled water and I think that's all it needed all along. You can see how much better my plant looks now...lots of new growth! [clappy]

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by dodge on May 18, 2006 04:45 AM
christiniac,

i accept ..;o)
No problem, another lady saw my ad and she is sending me one.

Doesnt matter to me who sends.. Right .. i swapped some of mine for her cutting.

Thanks a lot for checking.

Dodge

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by dodge on May 18, 2006 04:48 AM
gardeningmomma,

[thumb] [thumb] [thumb]
I sent you houseplants in the mail today. wednesday 9 am..
Watch and let me know the arrival.
Thanks for swapping for the moses in the cradle.

[Love]

dodge

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by pumpie on May 18, 2006 07:08 AM
now that i can handle photos here, i got a better view of the problem. you can see one leaf that has turned brown and crispy from the end, and others that have started with yellow spots. i thought things had improved but the last 2 weeks have renewed the problem.
amy

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by dodge on May 18, 2006 07:50 AM
pumpie,

I can see that now ......did you check for bugs under the leafs? White fly is a large problem here since january..I spary mine with water and dish detergent.. Mix teaspoon in water..
Or is it by any chance rootbound? If there is a hole in the bottom see if the roots are coming out..
I am going to keep that photo and see if anyone knows .

Dodge

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by ChristinaC on May 18, 2006 08:29 AM
Pumpie..have you tried using distilled water? It seems to working for me. Just a thought. [dunno]

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by gardeningmomma on May 20, 2006 04:27 PM
Dodge- your cuttings are amazing. Thank you [Smile] I'll post your cutting after the weekend, now I know what to do!
by dodge on May 21, 2006 01:48 AM
ChristinaC,

[flower]

Your quite welcome.. Good Luck and dont put them in the sun too quickly. We dont have any sun here for a week now.. Still clouds and rain.
New cuttings should be mostly shaded and watered.

Happy Gardening.

Dodge..aka barb

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by gardeningmomma on May 22, 2006 01:17 AM
No roots yet, but the leaf looks perfectly happy in some water.
by dodge on May 22, 2006 02:43 AM
g mamma,

Glad to hear that, I try hard to preserve when I ship.
Let it stay in the water if it looks healthy. I put the christmas cactus directly into soil, it rooted fast..
I think I sent that.

Dodge

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by gardeningmomma on May 22, 2006 02:05 PM
Sorry, Dodge, I meant the cutting I took off of my plant for you. It looks very healthy in it's cup of water- but I don't see any roots yet. It's early days though! I'll be mailing it out to you tomorrow regardless. Hope you get it soon!

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