Re: Problems with Ibicella lutea

From: tierney wayne (
Date: Wed Jul 07 1999 - 13:05:27 PDT

Date: Wed, 07 Jul 1999 13:05:27 PDT
From: tierney wayne <>
Message-Id: <aabcdefg2493$foo@default>
Subject: Re: Problems with Ibicella lutea

Hi Kowal,
what happened to your seedlings sounds like a condition called "damping off"
or "damp off." It can be caused by many different types of fungi. The best
thing to do is to throw the old soil away, sterilize any pots and tools you
are going to re-use, and _lower_ the humidity. Also try to improve the
drainage in your soil mix. I don't know if drenching the soil with
fungicide, or dusting the seeds, would help. I've never heard of damp off
being controlled chemically, but someone else out there may know more!
Good luck,

you wrote:

> I have one problem. I bought once some seeds of Ibicella lutea. I
>soaked them in Gibberelic and they germinated well. 4 on 5 seeds germinated
>but soon after their germination a part of their stems (very close to the
>first leaves) shrunk and became dark. Of course they died.
> I did not remove the plastic cover from the pot. So it could not
>been caused because of the lower humidity. I did not treat them with
>They did not germinate at the same time but the same "strange" thing
>happened to all of them. I am going to buy some new seeds and I do not want
>to lose them.

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