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Macadamia - new leaves and shoots curling

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MelbourneDan starts with ...
Hi all, I have a macadamia integrifolia I am growing in a pot, the tree is two years old, grown from seed, and is around 6 foot high.

In the last month or so the most recent shoots and new growth has been curling, as you see in the pictures. Can anyone provide any advice on what might be the issue? The plant is well fertilised with a low phosphorous native plant fertiliser, pot size is quite big, gets good sun. Only thing I can think of is it has been cold recently, however I tend to bring it in overnight so it has avoided the worst of the Melbourne cold.

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https://imgur.com/a/Ca5WYT1

Thanks in advance; this forum is a wealth of knowledge that I really enjoy perusing. Hopefully I can contribute back one day!
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MelbourneDan
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TyalgumPhil says...
It looks like it may need a little more humidity. Brought inside, artificial heating can affect leaves like this. A light but regular misting can be helpful over winter. Do you plan to plant it in the ground at some stage? They become quite large trees over time
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MelbourneDan says...
Thanks for that advice Tyalgum Phil, it turned out the problem was thrips! I had to use a magnifying glass to even see them but I think I managed to get rid of them, at least for now.

Yes, the plan is to find it a home in the earth at some point...we live in an apartment so might be waiting until we move into a house sometime.
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