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What is happening to the leaves on my mango tree.

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The tree was doing fine until about 2 weeks ago. Now all the leaves are dying, execept the 2 spot where new growth was. I have been bring the plant in the garage on the cold nights when it has be getting below 40f. Can somebody tell me what's happening to my tree? .....UPDATE.....
I transplanted the tree from a 3 gallon pot to a 15 gallon. It was not root bound, but I had filled the pot with clay soil around the original soil when I had put the tree in the 3 gallon pot. I think I may have got some root rot from the clay holding too much water. The roots were black and brittle... Can the plant be saved? Are the roots trimable?


Posted by: Austin Gartin (1 point) Austin Gartin
Posted: January 8, 2016




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It looks like tipburn of mango a physiological disorder. Main causes for tipburn is accumulation of salt or deficiency in moisture.

One should avoid severe fluctuation in moisture like excess or too little. And also if the soil drainage is poor, salts will accumulate in root zone. So please provide proper drainage.


Posted by: Dr. Ravishankar Narayana (10 points) Dr. Ravishankar Narayana
Posted: January 8, 2016




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The damage from the edges, inwards is often characteristic of a physiological disease as already suggested. If you take it out of the pot you may notice a root bound (see an example image).

Put it in a new, larger pot with fresh soil

The damage will not be long term


Posted by: David Hughes (51 points) David Hughes
Posted: January 9, 2016




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