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24 Jun 2017 18:59
I don't think this action is needed. On indoor watered plants and longterm potted plants, it's quite common. The main thing is, accept that it is less likely to thrive in the indoors. In the summer time let it have the sun and natural rain water.See original post
Are you sure? I understand that camellias are better suited outdoors, but they can be kept indoors and keeping them indoors alone should not cause this, this badly. If this issue is caused by fertilisation (which I think is likely) and flushing the soil can help then I don't see how it is unnecessary?
24 Jun 2017 13:05
Hi everyone, I think I may have cracked it. The terracotta pot is covered with lots of white salt markings and the same issue is forming on the top of the soil. It's ericaceous compost and some of the twigs have grown a white crust. I believe this is an indication of over fertilisation? I haven't added any fertiliser so I assume it came with the compost. The general advice online seems to be to flush the soil, so I just wanted to check with you all that this is an OK course of action?
22 Jun 2017 17:03
Hi, the browning of the leaves is just getting worse. I'm getting a bit desperate.
20 Jun 2017 07:44
If your plant is indoors , probably the dry air affecting the foliage . Try it outside in dappled light for a season .See original post
I have a spritz bottle I use to spray it with water once every other day or so, would that held with this? I can't really put it outside as I live in a flat and don't have a garden.
19 Jun 2017 21:35
Root rot usually affects the lower leaves first (or so I think). In my poor opinion, the marks on your camellia's leaves look like scorch of some kind (either unusual heat or lime water or concentrated feeding).See original post
I hope you're right - I don't want to go to the effort of uprooting it if I don't have to, mostly because I'm not confident I would even know what I was doing!
By limewater, do you mean alkaline water? I live in a softwater area so that could be the cause. I'm not sure about the heat, it is indoors and I don't think the heat gets too much for it. Concentrated feeding - I haven't given it any food (although it's original pot had some food in the soil), could that be it?
Either way, what colour would normal roots on a plant of this type and size be? If a brown tinge is normal then, fine, but I worry that the roots should be quite and if so, these roots are damaged because there are quite a few that aren't white.
19 Jun 2017 17:56
I have a potted camellia sinensis which has lots of brown tipped leaves. Brown tips have been there for a good few weeks now, and I was advised that it had been over watered (the pot it came in had terrible drainage). I moved it to a new pot, with better drainage and have only watered it when the soil is dry at the top, but the brown spots are just very slowly getting worse. I had a peak at the roots near the top and saw that some of them are brown in colour rather than a pale white ish. I don't want to prune the roots unless I have to but I fear it is root rot and I'm going to have to repot again. I've attached some photos at the bottom. Sorry they aren't better quality, happy to post more.
PS - I wasn't emptying the saucer after water flowed into it initially, but have since started doing that. Also, I put an inch or so of stones at the Base of the pot before filling it with soil so I'm not sure the soil would have been able to soak any of that water up.