Took Portulacaria Afra out too fast (sun)

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Took Portulacaria Afra out too fast (sun)

Post  EpicusMaximus on Thu May 02, 2013 3:27 pm

Both my portulacarias did well over winter and I repotted the larger one in a grow pot with good draining soil mix.

However, I messed up when I took it outside for the first time and did not slowly enough get it accustomed to full outdoor sun and colder evenings, although it had been in direct sun through a window most it's life.

Anyways, most leaves ended up wrinkly and weak looking after its first 2 days outside.

I removed these to allow the tree to concentrate on its new growth.

The new leaves emerging on the tips of branches look healthy and "firm". So I'm not worried, but I am wondering if at this point I can do anything to speed up the recovery.

I am assuming the tree will replace all its lost growth quite rapidly in the coming weeks?

It can't be killed by too much sun too fast can it?

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Post  lennard on Thu May 02, 2013 5:24 pm

The tree will recover. Keep it dryer as usual because it don't need much water after it has lost it leaves. I keep my Portulacaria dry for a week or two after repotting it to give any roots that were hurt a chance to seal off.

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Re: Took Portulacaria Afra out too fast (sun)

Post  Andre Beaurain on Tue May 14, 2013 9:59 am

EpicusMaximus wrote:
It can't be killed by too much sun too fast can it?

Good day Epicus

...o yes, it definately can...

When you move a plant from shade to sun, put a 'hat' on it, like a piece of horticultural cloth, or leaves from a conifer, and gradually make it use to the sun.

Love and light

Ps. For us ill informed: Quebec is in Canada, on the Atlantic side.. brrrrrrrrrrrr
The chances of you killing a tree in this way is much less than Africa, for instance. (see why location is important!)

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