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Blackened tip on new arrival

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Hi,
Five inch rooted cutting of N. x Masteriana arrived with blackened growing point. I snipped it off and put some fungicide.
Any other advice? What are the odds?
This is the third one I have ever ordered and the other two arrived with the growth point snapped off(never recovered for me).

Thanks,

Joe
 

obregon562

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first off, are they all from the same people? if so, id consider ordering from someone else...

Second, how black was it? is there still a growth point? if it's all gone, id say your toast...:-( sorry...
 
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If the growth tip goes black I just snip and go. I've never lost a plant that that has happened to, but I'm sure there is some luck involved. I've snapped off many a growth point before, and my plants have always fully recovered...eventually.
 

obregon562

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I agree with phission, but i was saying if the entire growth tip was black and dead (rotting), then you dont have a great chance...
 

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I've lost a few growth points in my time, too.

Recovery, I've found, is dependant on WHY the growth point was lost. If it was a pathogen, you may be toast. If it was just shipping stress/physical damage, the plant should make a full recover. As Phis said, eventually.
 
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I woud say black dead and rotting, and well, two differnt places out of three Masteriana.. If I was a superstitious person....
I will see what happens.

Thanks,

Joe
 
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