browning of monkey tree

Discussion in 'Araucariaceae' started by dkcurtis, Oct 3, 2005.

  1. dkcurtis

    dkcurtis Member

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    Hi,
    We planted a Monkey tree several months ago and it was thriving. We recently went away for 6 days and when we came back, it is starting to turn brown. What can we do to correct this or to properly identify what is wrong with it.. My husband really likes this tree.

    thank you.

    kcurtis
     
  2. Eric La Fountaine

    Eric La Fountaine Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Is this an indoor plant or outdoor? Did it dry or get chilled?
     
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    It is an outdoor plant. And it didn't get dry or over moist...It just started brown..

    dkcurtis
     
  4. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Araucaria bidwillii is confused with A. araucana, called monkey puzzle. It is not clear from "monkey tree" what you are asking about. The first species is more tolerant of tropicalesque climate conditions than the second, which is an Andean mountain species that could prove to be difficult to get through your summers - not considered a good prospect for the southeastern states but some are being grown there.

    At any rate, if the whole thing has/is going brown it is a goner.
     
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    Hi. It is a Monkey Puzzle tree... and thanks....We agree it is a goner... We will have to replace it...

    have a great day
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Try a different spot.
     
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    Any suggestions on how we can determine "what" caused the quick demise.. it was literally within 4 days?
     

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