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    Tobaica x Mirabilis advice

    Title says it all, mostly. This is the one and only plant in my grow rack that doesn't appear happy.
    It's leaves have been browning around the edges very quickly. The only thing different is it seems that it might have a higher ratio of LFS to perlite, and therefore more soggy than my other mixes, but still not by too much.
    Today I put a bag over it to increase humidity...but any thoughts?
    Anyone else grow this plant that know why it might not like my conditions?
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    What are your temperatures?
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    Around 78 during the day with the lights on in the grow rack, maybe 71 or so at night?
    I'll check on the night time temps today. Low humidity (around 40) but put the bag o nealrier to help that plant specifically.
    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vbkid View Post
    Around 78 during the day with the lights on in the grow rack, maybe 71 or so at night?
    I'll check on the night time temps today. Low humidity (around 40) but put the bag o nealrier to help that plant specifically.
    Thanks!
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    Maybe needs warmer then? N. mirabilis likes it hot, and even though it's a hybrid with N. tobaica that trait for warmth seems to come through to a large degree.

    Hard to say much more without without additional details, photos etc. I would also be checking for pests, perhaps taking a peek at the root health etc. What kind of water/fertilizer do you use? Salts can burn leaf edges too. Is the rest of the leaf a nice healthy color and the plant growing well otherwise?
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    I actually have several other mirabilis in the rack/on my windowsill doing great, so I'm nto sure if it is the temp. I've acclimated several plants in bags under the same lights, so I don't think it will scorch it. I use only distilled water, no ferts. The rest of the leaf is a very healthy green...but the edges havejust been browning almost immediately and I fear it's getting worse. Would repotting it help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vbkid View Post
    Would repotting it help?
    Maybe I would at least at this point check the roots to see if they are healthy. Overwatering could cause it. Accidently letting the plant dry out once could cause it as well as kill roots which could stress the plant for months and months, although usually you will see wilted leaves.

    What color is the underside of the leaf? Perhaps it's a pest/pathogen? Do you feed your plants at all? Perhaps it is a nutrition deficiency?

    Do the edges brown and then stop or does the browning continue slowly until both sides reach in the middle?

    Do you see this on any other plants or just this one?
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