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#93348 Jul 19th, 2007 at 05:27 PM
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This is my first posting so I don't know if I have this question in the right place. I live in Salt Springs, FL and I planted a Ginger last year. It's grown quite a bit but the leaves are yellowing and turning brown around the edges. What am I doing wrong. More importantly, what should I be doing? HELP!!

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Welcome.
I'm in S. Cal. When my ginger does that it means "water me". I don't know if that is your problem though. I would try a feeding too.


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i just looked and when you consider the fires (smoke) and drought that the southeast has had (i know that at one point, we were 40" below where we should be) it may well be a water problem. if you do decide to feed, do it at 1/4 strength.

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Thanks for the information. Yes,we have had some fires to the point you couldn't walk out of the house without smelling like a campfire and squinting your eyes. Thanks so much for replying. That was my very first question (I just joined yesterday). You guys have made me feel like a part of the club.
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It's grown quite a bit but the leaves are yellowing and turning brown around the edges.


If no apparent presence of pests, the most obvious reasons are cultural problems.

yellowing leaves are due to alkaline soil, excessive or inadequate watering, iron deficiency, leaf scorch, nitrogen deficiency or salt damage.

brown tips and edges of leaves are usually due to leaf scorch and/or salt damage.

One sure sign of inadequate watering is when the leaves curl downward to form something like hollow tubes of leaves. When watered adequately, the leaves should spread open [and flat].

If planted in direct sun, try to have some sort of shade by moving taller plants in containers around it; for salt damage, water the ginger heavily to leach the excess salt in the soil.

I have about 3 doz. gingers [white]in 2.5 gal. pots. They are happy being located in partial shade and with lots of water to drink.





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I have a grocery store ginger in a pot and a pinecone ginger someone from fla. sent me a piece of. the pinecone is shaded by taller plants. Glad to know thats a good thing.
Good luck getting yours to 'feel better'.


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Wrennie #94371 Jul 21st, 2007 at 07:34 AM
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Thanks everybody. I left my soaker hose on all night. Hopefully, she'll be happier soon.

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I have a Split Leaf Phildendron whose leaves are almost three feet long and it's about 5 feet high. This is after only one year. Anyone have any advice. I figure I'll be selling tickets to climb to the moon soon.

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each LeAf is 3 feet! shock wow!!
You should start a new topic. Someone who may know might not look in this topic.


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That is a happy philo. that is the way they grow when they can jump out of their containers and into the right climate. If it is too big for it's area it can be cut back to suit.


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