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#1 User is offline   AccelTWJ 

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 05:25 PM

Just got 3 pot of Mother in law tongue plant a week ago but 2 of them have problem the leaves start to turn yellow and rot i heard u got to cut the bad part off is that truth what should i do?

This is pot 1
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Pot 2
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Posted 20 July 2013 - 05:28 PM

Is this fungus or direct sunburn?
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Posted 20 July 2013 - 05:33 PM

View PostChatbud, on 20 July 2013 - 05:28 PM, said:

Is this fungus or direct sunburn?


I am sure is not sunburn cause i put in my room near the windows but fungus i just brought it not long ago..should i cut the leaves off? thought Mother in law tongue plant is a tough and easy to take care plant...

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 05:35 PM

cut away those rotting leaves
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Posted 20 July 2013 - 06:40 PM

View PostWisteria, on 20 July 2013 - 05:35 PM, said:

cut away those rotting leaves


So just cut away the rotten part from the side or cut away the whole leaves? And may i know what cause the plant to rot?
Do i mist the plant 1 week a time? and fertilize 1 month a time? like what the plant shop owner told me.

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 07:06 PM

Cut away the whole leaf before the problem spreads to the remaining healthy leaves. Space your 3 pots apart to improve air circulation.

First, it's not sun burn. I have such plants grown outdoors under full sun. Too much sun exposure only causes the colour of the leaves to become less brilliant compared to those grown indoors. There won't be sun burn marks if the leaves are dry when exposed to hot sun. However, if you have been misting the leaves & then the wet leaves are exposed to direct sun, then may get ugly burn marks on the leaves but the leaves will not rot, they just look ugly.

I don't know what causes the leaves of your plant to rot since rotting can be due to many factors. If many leaves of the same plant show the same symptom, check the whole plant to see if it's rotting below soil. If only 1 leaf is affected, then maybe some chemical lands on that leaf & causes the leaf to start rotting.

Water the soil. Once a week seems too infrequent for potted ones. I don't fertilise mine.
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Posted 20 July 2013 - 07:49 PM

View PostWisteria, on 20 July 2013 - 07:06 PM, said:

Cut away the whole leaf before the problem spreads to the remaining healthy leaves. Space your 3 pots apart to improve air circulation.

First, it's not sun burn. I have such plants grown outdoors under full sun. Too much sun exposure only causes the colour of the leaves to become less brilliant compared to those grown indoors. There won't be sun burn marks if the leaves are dry when exposed to hot sun. However, if you have been misting the leaves & then the wet leaves are exposed to direct sun, then may get ugly burn marks on the leaves but the leaves will not rot, they just look ugly.

I don't know what causes the leaves of your plant to rot since rotting can be due to many factors. If many leaves of the same plant show the same symptom, check the whole plant to see if it's rotting below soil. If only 1 leaf is affected, then maybe some chemical lands on that leaf & causes the leaf to start rotting.

Water the soil. Once a week seems too infrequent for potted ones. I don't fertilise mine.


Thank you it help me a lot
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Posted 20 July 2013 - 09:48 PM

View PostAccelTWJ, on 20 July 2013 - 07:49 PM, said:

Thank you it help me a lot


Those are some nasty looking mother in laws' tongue. Aren't these known as snake plants as well?
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Posted 20 July 2013 - 10:05 PM

View PostGreyfingers, on 20 July 2013 - 09:48 PM, said:

Those are some nasty looking mother in laws' tongue. Aren't these known as snake plants as well?




Yes, snake plant a. k. a. Sansevieria
I got mine from 'downstairs'. lol

From what I read this plant produces the highest amount of oxygen and is recommended to be grown indoors.
ZZ plant is another one.
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Posted 20 July 2013 - 10:09 PM

View PostChatbud, on 20 July 2013 - 10:05 PM, said:

From what I read this plant produces the highest amount of oxygen and is recommended to be grown indoors.
ZZ plant is another one.

sorry highest oxygen compare to what ?
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Posted 20 July 2013 - 10:25 PM

View Postdigitalgate, on 20 July 2013 - 10:09 PM, said:

sorry highest oxygen compare to what ?


What about night time. Do they take in more oxygen than others at night?
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Posted 20 July 2013 - 11:08 PM

dg, I dun get your question.
You mean you want to compare the oxygen output to an oxygen tank?

Grey, I dun know wor.
My fren asked me the same thing too. lol

This plant has "air-cleansing" qualities.
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Posted 15 November 2013 - 12:04 PM

An article I came across...

http://ithabise.hubp...e-plant-allergy
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