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HELP!!!! Black leaves on a cape!!!

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2023 6:10 pm
by Intheswamp
Panic sets in...sirens going off....flashing blue, red, green, pink, lights going off (yeah, pink, whadaboutit? :lol: ) Screams echo through the forest. Little critters scatter in terror. Ok, so I've got a sick plant. :|

I've got a D. capensis "Wide Leaf" (CalCarn clone x self) that I grew from FTC seed bank seeds. It has been doing good along with a few siblings. I walked in the other day and found leaves turning black!!!! What is going on? Nothing that I know of has changed...same water...topwatered and seldom stands in water, lighting, same ol' same ol'... Fungus? Bacteria? Plague? What should I do? I'm at a lost. :?
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Re: HELP!!!! Black leaves on a cape!!!

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2023 6:50 pm
by Panman
It could be nothing. Can you send a picture of the whole plant?

Re: HELP!!!! Black leaves on a cape!!!

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2023 10:12 pm
by Intheswamp
I'll get a shot of it this evening. Thanks!

Re: HELP!!!! Black leaves on a cape!!!

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2023 11:58 pm
by Intheswamp
Maybe these two photos will help. Thanks for looking!
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Re: HELP!!!! Black leaves on a cape!!!

Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2023 2:04 am
by Panman
I think it is just old age.

Re: HELP!!!! Black leaves on a cape!!!

Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2023 2:24 am
by wcrosman
Panman wrote: Tue Nov 28, 2023 2:04 am I think it is just old age.
Thats what I was thinking based upon my narrow leaf. Leaves get old, turn dark, and dry up.

Re: HELP!!!! Black leaves on a cape!!!

Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2023 3:08 am
by Intheswamp
Thanks for the feedback. I’ll keep my eyes on it. It’s got a good flower stalk so hoping to get some seeds off of it. :)

Re: HELP!!!! Black leaves on a cape!!!

Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2023 4:04 am
by andynorth
wcrosman wrote: Tue Nov 28, 2023 2:24 am
Panman wrote: Tue Nov 28, 2023 2:04 am I think it is just old age.
Thats what I was thinking based upon my narrow leaf. Leaves get old, turn dark, and dry up.
Describes me to a T.

Re: HELP!!!! Black leaves on a cape!!!

Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2023 1:22 pm
by Panman
andynorth wrote: Tue Nov 28, 2023 4:04 am
wcrosman wrote: Tue Nov 28, 2023 2:24 am
Panman wrote: Tue Nov 28, 2023 2:04 am I think it is just old age.
Thats what I was thinking based upon my narrow leaf. Leaves get old, turn dark, and dry up.
Describes me to a T.
Yep, dark and crunchy.

Re: HELP!!!! Black leaves on a cape!!!

Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2023 4:22 pm
by Gary
Intheswamp wrote: Tue Nov 28, 2023 3:08 am Thanks for the feedback. I’ll keep my eyes on it. It’s got a good flower stalk so hoping to get some seeds off of it. :)
I noticed that the adjacent plant looks quite healthy. A flowering cycle will also debilitate a Cape. Every time mine have flowered the rest of the plant looks terrible. I'd say your plant is doing everything right.

Re: HELP!!!! Black leaves on a cape!!!

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2023 5:21 pm
by Greenleaf_999
andynorth wrote:
wcrosman wrote: Tue Nov 28, 2023 2:24 am
Panman wrote: Tue Nov 28, 2023 2:04 am I think it is just old age.
Thats what I was thinking based upon my narrow leaf. Leaves get old, turn dark, and dry up.
Describes me to a T.
Lmao. Getting old is not fun or easy.


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Re: HELP!!!! Black leaves on a cape!!!

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2023 8:54 pm
by evenwind
Greenleaf_999 wrote: Wed Nov 29, 2023 5:21 pm Lmao. Getting old is not fun or easy.
Some people seem to have aged like fine wine. I aged like milk… I got sour and chunky.