Posted 26 March 2012 - 08:59 AM
Before I had pricked them out I noticed that one of the seedlings (from the D.C. Giant Siuslaw N.F. Oregon batch) was showing signs of being a Heterophylla and as time went on it show the same signs and grew much slower than the rest (which from what I know is normal as they don’t have much of the chlorophyll to give them energy to grow), which leads me to ask 2 questions!
Firstly is it in fact an Heterophylla (from what you can tell from the pictures) or just a VERY pale form?
Secondly can I give it a foliar feed (I have orchids so I would use the same I would use for them) to get it growing a little faster and stronger? But also if the orchid feed is not safe to use is there an alternative I can use and how (I was thinking of using a very weak solution and a very fine paint brush to apply it)?
Thank you all for looking
Posted 15 April 2012 - 00:04 AM
Posted 15 April 2012 - 09:38 AM
'heterophylla' plants tend to be a 'yellowish green' colour, not white.
I've had this in Sarra seedlings. Some seedlings are very white (as if they are lacking chlorophyll), they grow for a little while but without exception, they have all died.
Feeding may help, as I sometimes get seedling Neps which go 'white' but recover and 'green up' after a feed.