- Nov 15, 2017
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I got this as a little seedling 2.5 years ago. It grew well for me in bark until about this time last year, when it went down HARD, suddenly, pretty much like this. Lost all leaves. I repotted robust, good roots into LECA and the new growth came quickly and strongly. Last week, a day after watering, I noticed one brown leaf tip. I moved the plant to a lower light, ostensibly cooler spot. Temps in Chicago have been high 80s. Yesterday, overnight, I saw this scary mess. I water with K-Lite, I’m faithful, the plant has never dried out. I flushed the pot overnight with RO and am now hoping the evaporative cooling of two nested clay pots filled with sphagnum will help. But is this heat damage? It hasn’t actually been as hot as it could be. Two other besseae and two besseae hybrids are doing better than ever; I put a Red Wings outside and it’s so happy in what’s almost full sun. Did I somehow build up salts? The roots look so good in there. Thank you for your assessments.