Young Avocado Tree (and older olive trees) Eaten by White Shell


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Another update.
I have been using the dormant mix and my leaves have been browning on the tips. I haven’t watered the plants since my last post so idk if it can be overwatering or not.
I’m attaching pictures to show how they’ve browned. They brown and crispy. Like super dry.

I have also added nitrate to the ground and I should be receiving my other fertilizer today.


Also my olive tree leaves are all slowly falling .

Please help me save my plant
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Quick update:

I have been spraying my plants with the dormant water but I’m still noticing some leaf curling and they turn crispy dry. Could sun exposures be the problem ?

I have also bought some nitrate and mixed it in water to put it on the plant. Should I also spray it ?

When should I see my leaves looking better ?

Finally I have been using the dormant water and scrubbing any scale I still find. Hopefully I’ll be done with them soon. I haven’t seen any new ones appear. My olive trees (or what’s left of them) seem a bit perkier.
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Oil and sun could make the leaves dry and crispy
What nitrate?
Probably at least 2 weeks
You don't need to scrub the scale. If it is dead it will fall off in time. Only use the dormant oil once. You can use Neem once a week.
 
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The oil is scorching your leaves. I see no evidence of the scale insects. It appears as if your oil/water mixture was too strong but after the leaves scorch, brown and fall off there will be new growth.
 
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The nitrate is a mix of oxygen and nitrogen which you told me to add to the ground. I’m receiving my iron today.

I’ll stop using the dormant oil on all my plants. I still can’t find neem oil.

I’ll be adding my other fertilizer today other than the nitrate. It should contain iron. I’ll tell you as soon as I receive it.

Thank you so much for your help
 
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The nitrate is a mix of oxygen and nitrogen which you told me to add to the ground. I’m receiving my iron today.

I’ll stop using the dormant oil on all my plants. I still can’t find neem oil.

I’ll be adding my other fertilizer today other than the nitrate. It should contain iron. I’ll tell you as soon as I receive it.

Thank you so much for your help
Hold on. Just what is this nitrogen? What is the percentage? You add too much and you will kill the plant. Is this nitrate a plant fertilizer? Whatever it is it cannot be a mixture of oxygen as oxygen is a gas. You can't mix it with a solid
 
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It’s called a nitrate fertilizer. It’s apparently nitrogen in it. They recommended one tbsp per plant and I put a little bit less.

It’s water soluble and is supposed to add nitrogen in the ground as well as help plant absorb oxygen better.

There’s no percentage written. It comes in a transparent plastic bag.
 
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It’s called a nitrate fertilizer. It’s apparently nitrogen in it. They recommended one tbsp per plant and I put a little bit less.

It’s water soluble and is supposed to add nitrogen in the ground as well as help plant absorb oxygen better.

There’s no percentage written. It comes in a transparent plastic bag.
Thats strong, probably 21-0-0. I would use no more than 1 tsp at first just to make sure I didn't use too much.
 
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I diluted two tablespoons in 2L of water and spread it over 4 plants. So about 1/2 of tbsp for each.

What would happen if I put too much ?
 
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I diluted two tablespoons in 2L of water and spread it over 4 plants. So about 1/2 of tbsp for each.

What would happen if I put too much ?
The leaves will start to wilt and turn brown at the same time until finally all the leaves are brown and they hang onto the plant. By this time the plants roots have been burned beyond repair and the plant is dead. The stuff you got is not for gardening. It is probably used commercially for something horticultural such as growing grasses or hay. Fertilizers are supposed to have their NPK percentages on the package so you don't really know what or how much you put on the trees. Once your trees are back to health throw away that stuff, When you sprayed your trees with the oil did you mix water with oil or just straight with the soap?
 
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We don’t have much labels around here.

Is there anything i can do to flush out the nitrate ?

I mixed 1 cup of oil and two tbsp of soap with 2L of water.
 
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We don’t have much labels around here.

Is there anything i can do to flush out the nitrate ?

I mixed 1 cup of oil and two tbsp of soap with 2L of water.
Yes, you can flush it out. Just run a slow stream of water over the soil for an hour or two and let everything run out of the hole in the bottom of the pot. You may want to repot with new soil. If so, just take the plant out of the pot and gently wash away all of the soil. Repot with new soil. You used way way too much oil in your spray. It should be around 3 tbs per gallon of water for grown trees. Don't spray anymore oil. Your leaves will probably all burn but should regrow. Just give it time. Stay away from everything that isn't labeled organic. Use manure based fertilizers instead of the chemical fertilizers.
 
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I’m going to reconsider repoting but I’m not sure where I’ll find the soil and such. It’s getting to be a struggle here. I don’t have a hose. I live on the third floor of a building so idk how I’d run a stream from my kitchen to the plant. Might bring the plant in the kitchen and clean it there.

Will throw away the nitrate.

Will also stop the oil.

I just got an organic natural fertilizer. Will dilute it and use it. Hopefully that’ll be fine.
 
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I’m going to reconsider repoting but I’m not sure where I’ll find the soil and such. It’s getting to be a struggle here. I don’t have a hose. I live on the third floor of a building so idk how I’d run a stream from my kitchen to the plant. Might bring the plant in the kitchen and clean it there.

Will throw away the nitrate.

Will also stop the oil.

I just got an organic natural fertilizer. Will dilute it and use it. Hopefully that’ll be fine.
Just go by the directions on the package as to the amount to use. Just put it in the kitchen sink and run water through it. Cairo doesn't have hardware stores or nurseries or places to buy gardening supplies?
 
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Hey Chuck,

Well I'm still trying to understand the package :D Asking a few friends for translation as the bottle is in Arabic.
I'll do that with the avocado. We have a drain in the ground so I might leave it on the floor because the plant is almost my height :D Quite a big boy to put in the sink.

we don't have nurseries in the sense that you see it. They're usually farm people who moved to the city, they take a corner usually at an intersection and set up their plants there. I might do a video about it for you to see ( and others too!)

The avocado is looking better since I stopped oiling it. The leaves aren't drooping anymore too. The amount of gardening supplies is limited if you don't hire someone specifically to come and do things for you especially since I don't have a garden, I'm just chilling on my balcony.

Hope this helps as information :3

Thank you for your help and support <3
 
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Hey.

So I just check on avotaco. At the smallest tug so many leaves just detach themselves. Is that due to the nitrate I added ?

I’m so worried. I feel like I am attempt to save my plants I killed all of them my olive tree had two small leaves and they have both wilted.

Im on the verge of tears thinking I might have killed all my plants

Please you, or anyone else help me. I’m a desperate case.
 
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Update: I have repoted my avocado and I have thoroughly rinsed the roots.

Pros: the leaves are done falling off.

Cons: the leaves are droopy and squishy.

What is going on
 

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