- Tue Mar 09, 2021 6:10 pm
Hey all, I have two P. Aphrodite which I got from SNW a few months back. A few weeks ago, I noticed some browning at the leaf tips of the smaller of the two plants, which eventually also started happening on the larger plant, I hadn't made any real changes to the grow space aside from changing brands of distilled water so I'm not too sure what caused it, they're grown in my closet under a 60w LED Shop light + a 32w LED Blurple grow light, I have a small but somewhat strong fan a few feet away from them which is directed towards them at the lowest setting. (is it possible this is too much airflow for them?) The soil is never allowed to dry out completely, but I do let the tray dry up time to time, most of the time the tray has anywhere from 1cm-1in of water in it but never more. This setup worked well for a while, and even got my D. Spatulata to flower. Could this be a humidity issue?
I noticed the browning/crisping started not at the crown, but on the leaves just outside of the crown, and eventually the newer growth was crisp too, although I haven't noticed any crisping on the crown (that I can tell?) tips of the outer-most leaves and none at the . I've given the leaves a slight pull and they're still pretty sturdy, and they're producing dew, but it seems like a lot less than before.
these are my only pings, so I'm really trying to help them pull through! Any tips or advice is much appreciated!
photo from today
photo from a month or so ago