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Dry Leaves on my new mango trees (6" tall)

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The leaves on my 2 mango trees (one is 3" and the other is 6" tall) are drying out. They were unbelievably healthy up until one week ago. The leaves began to slightly droop and now are drying out. They are staying green for the most part but are to the point now that 3/4 of every leaf is nearly dry. They feel stiff and thin, almost feel like they may begin to crack soon.
I have never germinated mango trees before and am at a complete loss.
Thanks in advance for any help I may receive!
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alil2theleft1
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16th September 2011 3:06am
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Marguerite says...
Well alil2theleft, and I say this in the nicest possible way........because I live in the Humid Tropics, the only place I have seen Mangoes grow....good luck.
Be keen to know how you get on though, are your trees inside or outside?
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18th September 2011 5:06pm
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alil2theleft says...
@Marguerite
I looked up a lot of info on the mango tree and found that it would grow pretty much anywhere. The thing is that the trees will often not fruit (or not fruit with anything useful) when grown in a climate it is not meant for.

I am not kidding at all, they were doing SO unbelievably well just a week before this occurred. The leaves were very full, thick and moist with the natural waxy appearance that they should have. I am not sure if the type of fertilizer I used did something to the plant or if I over watered it or what. =(
I really wish I knew lol
They were so beautiful and healthy before this happened.
I was going to attempt to bonsai the 2 of them together into one pot and keep them small.
If you or anyone else has any clue please let me know.
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19th September 2011 4:06am
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Brendan says...
I'd give them some liquid potash alil2theleft, not only will that harden up the plant, it is essential for water regulation in plant tissue.
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19th September 2011 7:56am
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Recher says...
could be fertilizer burn... could be wind burn ..could be....?
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Carlos says...
Did you ever figure out what was wrong with your plants. I have a 4 month old mango tree and the leaves are getting dry but not turning brown. Just like your plants.
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sternus1 says...
Lol you're trying to grow them in Canada, that's the problem. Even if you manage to keep them alive they are never going to fruit.
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alil2theleft1 says...
@Carlos the only thing that the greenhouse people said was that it was possibly a mold caused by over watering. So my bad lol
@sternus1 Thanks tips... I was asking for help with plants not smartasses comments.
My plan for them was to bonsai them in a terrarium, not to grow them outside. As stated by both myself and another commenter it was already known before hand that it was very unlikely that they would fruit. They are still a very beautiful plant.
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Brain says...
How is your plant?

I remember some 10/15 years ago, saw on the news, of a mango, grown on the worlds smallest mango tree, like 15 cm tall. I recall it was kept in a mini grenhouse with light. If i recall right, it was in germany and made it to the record books. So it could be possible to get fruit!
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alil2theleft1 says...
The plant has since died. Once I have my new greenhouse I will be re attempting it. Hopefully with better results this time lol.
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14th November 2014 4:42pm
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Brain says...
Even those of us in sub tropics have our challenges in keeping mango seedlings alive.

I have germinated quite a few seedlings over the years but only manage to keep a few alive past one year. Most seems to be very susseptable to fungal collar rot and then if not careful, the hot and dry weather here finishes them off.

Though its mango season right now in australia and seeds are aplenty.

Have you thought of getting grafted varieties from the states? At least established plant may be a bit hardier?
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alil2theleft1 says...
I just enjoy the whole process. Die or not, it's fun. I'll keep plugging away and hopefully one out more will live.
Cheers!
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