Propagating kaffir lime

Discussion in 'Plant Propagation' started by LisaPThompson, Dec 1, 2006.

  1. LisaPThompson

    LisaPThompson Member

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    New York City
    Re: Acer Palmatum Oragange Dream - brown tipped leaves

    I've planted kaffir lime seeds and they grew one inch high. I wanted them to receive the tropical atomosphere by putting them in a plastic zip-lock bag. The very next day almost all the leaves turned brown. I'm hurt! I hope they do not terminate their life. I had taken them out the bags and aired them out. What I find weired is, I didn't water them prior to putting them in the bag, but they almost died. I'll let you know how their doing soon, after they trouble the storm. It seems as if they got leaf rot, not rot.
  2. Newt

    Newt Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Maryland USA zone 7
    Hi Lisa,

    I'm not sure I understand exactly what you did, but it sounds like you planted the seeds in moist soil, and after they sprouted, you enclosed the pot in a plastic bag. If so, the moisture in the soil was enough to cause damping off which is a fungal disease.

    The second site is for growing herbs from seed but will be helpful for you.


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