Could someone please tell me what's wrong with my cobra liley?
Main issue is shivelled tongue and red blotches?
Plant is kept outside - we have had a few weeks of snow a while ago about -5C
The tongue problem has been present since last summer at least
plants currently not in water as it's winter
In summer they stand in rain water from a water butt
Some of the cobra liley stems have twisted
Currently some red blotches on the plants
loads of new growth last summer through to late autumn
Update August 2011:
Plant is now repotted but I discovered that one of the problems was a massive attack of spiders - so much so that they had colonised the inside of the trumpets.I sprayed with insectacide but this has had limited effect.The plant is fairly healthy (I think?) but new growth is quickly attacked by the tiny spiders and also the trumpets look very mottled.
I am continuing to spray the plant but I think the insects are getting their own back re all the insects the Cobra Lily has consumed - poetic justice perhaps?
Hopefully the repotting should help - used equal parts of perlite,gardeners sand and Sphagnum peat moss?
Edited by cobraliley, 05 August 2011 - 21:00 PM.