12" monkey puzzle problem

Discussion in 'Araucariaceae' started by Unregistered, Oct 10, 2003.

  1. Hi. I am worried about my baby tree. I purchased it the first weekend of September. It is ~12" tall and in a pot on my kitchen counter. Over the past few weeks I have noticed that the truck is turning brown and it is creeping up. The little spiny needles(?) have just a touch of yellow on their tips.

    There also seems to be a bit of white mold growing on the top of the soil but it is not overly damp.

    What can I do? Is this a soil issue? pot issue?

    Please help. I saw my first Monkey Puzzle tree at the Point Defiance Zoo in Tacoma, WA and bought this little guy in Olympia, WA.

  2. Douglas Justice

    Douglas Justice Well-Known Member UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society 10 Years

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    I would guess that the lack of light is causing the tissues to break down. Araucaria araucana (monkey puzzle) is a plant that requires full sun (outdoor conditions).

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