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What is wrong with my plant?


We water the plants regularly and they are treated for bugs, what else would cause a plant to wither and die? They are topiaries and face west and receive light during the late afternoon, don't know if this is a factor or not.

 
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Catherine Tally (cat on a soapbox) says

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    Dianna Mendez (teaches12345) 4 years ago

    I am concerned about the drainage. The sandy soil may be a factor as well. Thanks.


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Alistair Olver says

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    Dianna Mendez (teaches12345) 4 years ago

    Thanks for the offer, Alistair. I think I have found the problem. We had our home pressure washed and the chemicals used drained off into this area. We have fed and waterered them and they are turning green once again.

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    Dianna Mendez (teaches12345) 4 years ago

    This is all great information for indoor topiary plants; however, mine are outdoors. Forgot to mention that. I think your idea about temperature fluctuations could be a factor though as they are in 85+ heat most of the day.

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    Dianna Mendez (teaches12345) 4 years ago

    Francis, my hubby mentioned the season factor and it may be part of the reason for their brownish look. Aa I mentioned above to Alistair, they are turning green again. We believe the pressure washer service used a harsh chemical that affected them.

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    Dianna Mendez (teaches12345) 4 years ago

    I am going to check the trunks for this and treat the area. Thanks!