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Melaleuca Tree

Monique Reed monique at mail.bio.tamu.edu
Thu Jun 7 10:52:34 EST 2001

Sounds like either

a) Water stress or
b) Salt burn

The first thing to check is whether you have a salt build-up in the
soil--what color is the run-out if you water the plant so that water
drains freely from the pot?  It should be colorless.  You may need to
switch to distilled or deionized water.

M. Reed

Gagne wrote:
> I bought a Tea Tree (Melaleuca) about a month ago, it is currently about 2
> feet tall, it is alive and I have seen some new growth but all the tips of
> the leaves are dried out, almost burnt looking.  Anyone have any ideas of
> what might be causing this.  I water it about once per week when the soil
> seems to begin to dry, fertilizer was added when it was potted and again
> after about 30 days.

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