Escambron (Clerodendron aculeatum) trouble

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Escambron (Clerodendron aculeatum) trouble

Post  Alan33140 on Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:39 am

Hi, i am new to the forum & to bonsai so appreciate all the expertise here.
My escambron, a small 6" coolected specimen I bought here (south FL) in the spring was thriving for a few months but rather suddenly has yellowing leaves.
I dont think it's over/underwatering.  Should i check the roots & possibly repot?
Other tips?
Thanks!



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Re: Escambron (Clerodendron aculeatum) trouble

Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:14 pm

Alan,

it helps if you can send an image.
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Post  Alan33140 on Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:49 pm

thanks -- took me a few tries to get that to work but now there is a img in the OP

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Re: Escambron (Clerodendron aculeatum) trouble

Post  JimLewis on Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:25 pm

I would not repot. The tree may still be struggling from collection. Pale leaves are sometimes a sign of a nutrient deficiency, so I suggest a dose of some houseplant fertilizer. Here is soe care information:

http://www.mybonsaibuddy.com/Escambron_%28clerodendrum_aculeatum%29_Plant,Bonsai_Care.html

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Post  Auballagh on Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:54 am

I wouldn't be overly concerned about the pale leaves on your Escambron.  The pale leaves on your tree just look 'tired' to me, and are ready to fall off and be replaced by more.

Here is a picture of one of mine I took today, and as you can see it has a few pale leaves on it as well,


They love full sun, and will grow like crazy when placed outside.  I had to put sphagnum moss on mine as a top coat to help retain moisture in the soil.  They can be some thirsty little devils, and it's tough to keep up with watering chores when they're really moving. Neutral

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Re: Escambron (Clerodendron aculeatum) trouble

Post  jrodriguez on Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:38 am

Alan,

Repot. Yellowing leaves on a clerodendron are a sign if the tree being pot bound. Also, they like a sandy mix. Too much organic soil usually leads to entirely too much water retention and yellowing leaves.

Being a vine/like species, it will bounce back quickly.

This tree isn't recently collected, perhaps a year or two.

Regards,

Jose

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