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carolgs

I garden for myself and others in dorset and love it, I'm addicted to plants and like to help those who are who are learning

Clivia

  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2019
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carolgs

Anybody know what is wrong with my clivia it's in a North facing light bathroom watered occasionally and feed with fish tank water

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carolgs

@awomanonabike this is mine 😕

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lydiastirling

Could be leaf spot. Its courses by bacteria or fungi, they are more likely in damp or overcrowded conditions or if water is splashes on the leaves least that's what my house plant book says.

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awomanonabike

Yes I’d agree with Lydia. That looks like damage from water splashes to me 🤔🧐 @lydiastirling

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awomanonabike

I’ve had a bit of a read Carol 🧐 and it seems the likeliest cause (if it’s not splashes) is either poor drainage, as they like to be kept on the dry side, or over feeding. Could be the latter as I guess fish tank water probably has quite a bit of Nitrogen in it. I’d try trimming off the dead bits and just use tap water for a while and see what happens. Good luck 👍

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carolgs

Could well be poor drainage and over feeding then, I only water from the base otherwise I meterphorically speaking flood the windowsill, will cut back and re pot I think and see what happens I really don't want to loose it its the only house plant I've managed to keep just about alive, I've had him 22 years @awomanonabike

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awomanonabike

Looking at the photo, have you got a few bits in the same pot? You could always divide it at the same time and put one somewhere a bit brighter 🤔 Spread your chances 😉👍

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carolgs

There's 4 pieces in that pot, will divide too for the best chance of him getting better, thank you I need guidance with indoor stuff 😘 @awomanonabike

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awomanonabike

You are very welcome. I hope they all do well 😘

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