Re: shriveling D. binata

From: tierney wayne (
Date: Fri Mar 05 1999 - 15:50:34 PST

Date: Fri, 05 Mar 1999 15:50:34 PST
From: "tierney wayne" <>
Message-Id: <aabcdefg698$foo@default>
Subject: Re: shriveling D. binata

 Edwin Spector <> wrote:

>A while back, I almost killed my D. Binata, by using untreated water
>from a well (too limey round here). I went back to pure rain water and
>the plants quickly recovered. Now, they're dying again. As each new
>reaches 10 to 15mm, it turns black and shrivels. My plants have no
>leaves - just shrivelled, black threads.

Something similar is happening to my D. 'Marston Dragon'. It isn't quite
so drastic though- it's just the tips of each fork which turn black and
shrivel up. Some of the time I can see it happening before the leaf even
fully unrolls. I've been very careful about keeping it wet, and then I
thought it might want more humidity so I started misting it daily- no
I was going to post this question anyhow so I thought I'd include it
with Edwin's and hopefully someone can answer both since they sound
Good luck Edwin, let me know if anything works!

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