Dying Plant

Question From: 
john barrot in  mildura,  mildura VIC

 

Nature of problem: 
dying plant

 

Type of Plant (if known): 
silver streak

 

Symptoms of Plant Illness (please try NOT to diagnose your problems yourself): 
just dyied for no reason that i know, same as neighbour next door approx. 4 months ago

 

Soil Type (e.g. sandy, clay or loam) OR Potting Mix Type: 
loam/clay

 

How often do you water the plant:
2 – 3 time a week

 

How many hours of sunlight does the plant get each day:
6 – 8

 

What type of plant is it:
silver streak by the name tag – type of pine ?

 

How long since you planted it:
8 months

 

Have you fertilised? If so, with what and when:
organic slow release

 

Is the plant indoors or outdoors: 
outdoor

 

What other treatments have you given the plant: 
occassional seasol

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Other Comments: 

 

Answer: It is very hard to know which plant that you are referring to – there are many Silver Streak plants. If it is Adenanthos ‘Silver Streak’, then it probably died due to the very wet Summer. This plant is native to WA and doesn’t cope well with the humid Summers in the Eastern States. It tends to die of root rot.   Don

  

 

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