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Thread: Tobaica x Mirabilis advice

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    The underside is a slightly darker green, but uniform in color. They start browning, but then slow rapidly, they seem to stay just borwn on the edges for a pretty long time.
    No other plants are showing any signs of this, which is why I'm very puzzled!

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    Here are some pictures to help:

    First two are the pictures if its 2 growth points.Next 2 are the roots while I repotted today.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/hugh-jass/6596463761/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/hugh-jass/6596469525/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/hugh-jass/6596476419/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/hugh-jass/6596482011/
    I gave it a looser, higher percent perlite mixture that I nuked before putting it in. I will be placing it under a baggy still. Thoughts?

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    I think thats an issue with media. Basically the media looks too tight...so incorporating more perlite is a good idea. I don't know about this exact hybrid, but mirablis and tobaica are supposed to be easier species. And your temps don't sound bad. The way the plant looks is as if the roots are dying. I also personally don't like perlite in nep mixes as they can leech magnesium into the mix. But, I know others here use it without issues.

    Another reason why this might happen is mites. Mites cause this typically to sumatran highland species. Same growth pattern.

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    Ugh, mites would be bad. I haven't seen ay signs on other plants, which is good. Should I take any precautionary measures?
    Anyone else thing it might be mites?

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    Ah pics good deal. Always helpful to see photos when possible.
    One of the reasons I asked about the undersides of the leaves was to help rule out pests or pathogens. Mites and thrips will cause deformed growth on new leaves which I don't see here. Mites can also give the undersides of the leaves a brownish/bronzy color to the undersurface, particularly on the oldest leaves.

    From what I see in the photos it looks more like a root zone issue from insufficient air, excess moisture. I think you chose the correct course with a more open mix. At this pont you need to basically treat it as a cutting and keep it moist but not overly wet and high humdity, ie bagged. And hopefully it will put out some new roots. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't.
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