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Drooping leaves.

Back again folks, so, during the night one of my Paulownias got a touch droopy and has declined since. I had her repotted and all sorts checking for root rot, too wet/dry and she's just not perking up, and I've noticed one of the lower leaves seems to have some kind of scarring, as if it got sunburn, but it hasn't been in the window, been resting nicely on the table out of direct sun cause of the recent heat.

Any ideas?


  • Automaton539Automaton539 Posts: 61
    edited September 2021
    Also, if it helps this one's leaves are darker than the healthy, perky siblings. Also, the suspect areas in the above photo are dry and crispy, which originally lead me to believe she needed water, but that's not picked it up any.
  • Have you had your heating on lately causing a dry atmosphere ? That could "crisp" the leaves.
    I haven't heard of P's making particularly good house plants but I could well be wrong there :)
  • Had it on for all of about 5 minutes earlier, but it's getting worse and it's not particularly dry in here. :(
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,353
    I'm not sure why it's inside at all. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Fairygirl said:
    I'm not sure why it's inside at all. 

  • Well, it was only getting worse and worse, so I've snipped the afflicted leaf so that it wouldn't affect the rest of the plant. But it's still not really all that perky.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,353
    If you cut the leaves off, the plant suffers. All plants need some foliage in order to thrive.
    I just don't get this at all, I must be missing something. I don't see how you can bonsai this sort of plant  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,980
    edited September 2021
    It's deciduous ... it's not going to 'perk up' at this time of year ... it's beginning to shut down ... but it's never going to be happy indoors any more than an oak tree is  ... it's  hardy and needs to be outside.  The environment inside a house is totally wrong for it. 

    If you want to grow bonsai indoors you need to choose an appropriate type of plant. 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • LynLyn Posts: 23,082
    My friend had lots of bonsai trees, she shows them and belongs to societies,  hers are out doors. Any reason why is your in? 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Agree with all the above.  Bonsai is an art and most of the trees you use for this style are best outdoors.  You may need to protect from extreme weather but that will depend on your location/climate and their siting in your garden as well as their species and maturity
    Your photos only show the leaf ( fair enough as that was your query ) but did you buy this as a Bonsai or are you simply wanting to make it into one ?

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