User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 8 of 9

Thread: Passiflora Wilted

  1. #1
    Formerly known as Pineapple Nepenthesis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    1,824
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Passiflora Wilted

    I ordered a 1' tall Passiflora serratifolia on eBay. It arrived quickly and in new shape. I let it acclimate to window light and then repotted it and let it acclimate some more in the window. The whole time is was great. Then I put it in my greenhouse and it got up in the high 90s with the door closed, but cooled off to around 80F quickly after it went up that high. I took it and set it outside the greenhouse, gave it a good watering and the next day it wasn't as flimsy. Moved it into my greenhouse again after I got my 50% shade cloth installed an after one day of warm temperatures (80F most of the day, upper 90s at the hottest, then 40-50s at night) and it wilted again. It's extremely fussy. What could be the cause of this? Is it temperature? How can I fix it? I know they're hardy from zone 5 and up, and since they're tropical, I made the assumption they could handle tropical temperatures. What am I doing wrong?

    Here it was when I got it, leaves erect...


    Now you can pick up a little leaf and it will droop right back down. Really droopy/wilted. It's staying very moist and it's getting watered as needed. Planted in 50% miracle grow 50% sand.

  2. #2
    cody's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    West Michigan
    Posts
    222
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    the water in the pot may be evaporating too quickly from the very well draining mix and high temps. you didn't damage the stem at any point did you?
    So many plants...so little time

    My grow list:
    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...ody-s-Growlist

  3. #3
    B0B's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Graham,Wa
    Posts
    145
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    maybe be getting to warm . soo yea try keeping the temp lower and it would probably get blight if it gets too cold so if leaves turn black might be too cold but sounds like its more either too strong fertz or too warm and im going to guess it gets just a little too warm for it but ive never grown it so i guess im just commenting to comment good luck hope you find out what the problem is
    Last edited by B0B; 04-21-2012 at 02:03 AM.

  4. #4
    Formerly known as Pineapple Nepenthesis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    1,824
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by cody View Post
    the water in the pot may be evaporating too quickly from the very well draining mix and high temps. you didn't damage the stem at any point did you?
    It stays moist at all times, if not wet. The stem wasn't damaged, it's all good.

    Quote Originally Posted by B0B View Post
    maybe be getting to warm i grow can nabis as well and some dont like it when it hits 85. soo yea try keeping the temp lower and it would probably get blight if it gets too cold so if leaves turn black might be too cold but sounds like its more either too strong fertz or too warm and im going to guess it gets just a little too warm for it but ive never grown it so i guess im just commenting to comment good luck hope you find out what the problem is
    Waitwaitwaitwaitwait... Is that even legal?

    Haven't used fertilizer on it... Actually I take that back, I have, but the amount I use is deemed safe for Nepenthes without a flushing afterwards, it's that subtle.

    So I guess it is temperatures... Then that means it can be my thermometer to make sure the environment is suitable for my highlanders before I move them out there!

    Anyone else got experience with these?

  5. #5
    B0B's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Graham,Wa
    Posts
    145
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    legal for me state wise at least got a green card but i edited that out probably shouldnt say anything dont want to be shunned lol but yea im going to say it is getting a bit too warm especially if it looks green but wilted

  6. #6
    Whimgrinder's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    3,875
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    High 90s?? I think you've identified the problem. You should be venting before temps get that high, dude.

  7. #7
    Formerly known as Pineapple Nepenthesis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    1,824
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Whimgrinder View Post
    High 90s?? I think you've identified the problem. You should be venting before temps get that high, dude.
    That's with the door closed in full sun on a warm day. It only gets that hot for maybe an hour at the most, then drops back down to where it was. Since I added shade cloth it hasn't even gotten that high, maybe to 90F at the most. I just don't have the controller set up for the swamp cooler yet.

    And doesn't it get that hot in the tropics?

    Quote Originally Posted by B0B View Post
    legal for me state wise at least got a green card but i edited that out probably shouldnt say anything dont want to be shunned lol but yea im going to say it is getting a bit too warm especially if it looks green but wilted
    Teehee, not shunning here. I guess it is the heat then, I'll go open the door up for the next few days since it's going to be hot.

  8. #8
    Whimgrinder's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    3,875
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    If it wilts, then its too hot and/or too arid.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •