book3 600x120 7

by Amjad
(Amman,Jordan )


Hello Jackie
my pancheveria has been showing signs of sickness ever since I bought from a local nursery 8 months ago.

Tips of leaves crumble as soon as they start to grow.

Its spring already here, but you may notice that the new leaves are showing some signs of sickness – do you have a clue?????

Oh, poor thing – it doesn’t look very good, does it? I don’t really know what this could be; if you have repotted this out of the soil that nurseries and growers sometimes use, which is quite often too moisture retentive, I would do that. You can’t possibly hurt it any more than it is already.

What I would do is cut off the top of the rosette, with as many of the leaves that don’t have much damage, and just set it on top of some DRY very well drained soil.

I would also spray it with a soap mixture (if you have some kind of horticultural soap, or use dish soap) with water, just in case this damage is caused by a pest.

Sorry I can’t really give you much more than that – unfortunately, once a plant reaches this point, they’re pretty much done, and are only good for making compost.

Best of luck,