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What is happening to my Mango tree?

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Does anyone know what is happening to my mango tree leaves? The brown parts on the leaves are crispy and getting worse on the leaves. I also can't see any new growth on the tree. What is wrong with it, and how can I fix it?


Posted by: Kortney (1 point) Kortney
Posted: March 5, 2017




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It will help us if you provide more information like fertilizer application, frequency of watering, etc. I suspect it could be potassium deficiency. The main symptom is scorching of leaf margins, particularly scorching starts from tip downwards.


Posted by: Dr. Ravishankar Narayana (8 points) Dr. Ravishankar Narayana
Posted: March 6, 2017


Kortney commented,
Ok thanks. I'll definitely look at that and maybe I can find a way to supplement the potassium. I haven't fertilized yet, as I wasn't sure if that was wise due to the hard water that I have. I read that this can create too much salt in the soil... which is what I was afraid was going on, but I don't know. I added some gypsum to the topsoil so that it gets watered in at each watering to help with the hard water minerals. I water fairly consistently, but maybe once a week. I wait until the soil is damp before watering again. I think I was watering too frequently before, so I eased up a bit.
over 2 years ago.

Kortney commented,
Ok thanks. I'll definitely look at that and maybe I can find a way to supplement the potassium. I haven't fertilized yet, as I wasn't sure if that was wise due to the hard water that I have. I read that this can create too much salt in the soil... which is what I was afraid was going on, but I don't know. I added some gypsum to the topsoil so that it gets watered in at each watering to help with the hard water minerals. I water fairly consistently, but maybe once a week. I wait until the soil is damp before watering again. I think I was watering too frequently before, so I eased up a bit. My tree really does look like the pictures you posted of the potassium deficiency. Thanks for the recommendation. I need to figure out how to fix it now!
over 2 years ago.



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I think a general problem (that is related) is just a too small pot of soil which is nutrient poor because the plant has already taken the resources out


Posted by: David Hughes (43 points) David Hughes
Posted: March 11, 2017


Kortney commented,
Ok so maybe I need to repot both of my trees into larger pots! Thx
over 2 years ago.



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