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Removing wilting flowers

This is a discussion on Removing wilting flowers within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; Check your roots....all the leaves falling off is not a good sign, sounds like crown ...

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    Check your roots....all the leaves falling off is not a good sign, sounds like crown rot, or all the roots have rotted. If there are still good roots you "might" get a basal kieki, or a kieki might form on one of the spikes . Good Luck !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilda View Post
    Check your roots....all the leaves falling off is not a good sign, sounds like crown rot, or all the roots have rotted. If there are still good roots you "might" get a basal kieki, or a kieki might form on one of the spikes . Good Luck !
    That's what it looks like to me. The crown looks black. I never seen this before so I'm going to say yes, it rotted. The leaves fell off so easily. The roots look okay to me. Nothing rooted so I may still have a chance.

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    Jeff, do you have any Hydrogen Peroxide to pour on the rotten part? Try to make sure the rot stops there and doesn't work its way downward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cindiras View Post
    Jeff, do you have any Hydrogen Peroxide to pour on the rotten part? Try to make sure the rot stops there and doesn't work its way downward.
    I love it. Is there any thing that peroxide doesn't cure? I'll try it. I'll mix it with water to dilute it.

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    Use the Peroxide straight out of the bottle. What we get from our grocery store and pharmacy is all ready a diluted mixture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cindiras View Post
    Use the Peroxide straight out of the bottle. What we get from our grocery store and pharmacy is all ready a diluted mixture.

    I'll let you know in about 2 hours.

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    Ok, I put a little bit of peroxide right into the crown where the leaves were and it fizzed a little. I'll keep yo posted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffjohnson23 View Post
    Ok, I put a little bit of peroxide right into the crown where the leaves were and it fizzed a little. I'll keep yo posted.
    Here is an update. Flowers are still on so that's good. I'm hopeing for green leaves to appear one day.

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    You can also pinch the flower at the base of the bloom. You should be careful of any other bud growing at the same site. And, it’s true that you should remove them to encourage more blooms.

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