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Sorce

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Clearly Weeping Ben help.
« on: December 23, 2013, 06:00 AM »
The backstory. 15 foot Ficus. 30 minute drive in 32 degrees, to get home, 11-23-13.

At first it was weeping regular when cut. White.

Now it weeps clear. Constantly.

It's growing well, new buds 2 leaves everywhere!

Question, are the little black nubs roots that didn't make it, or scale? Aren't scale more disks than nubs?

Need a fungus fix.

Thanks!

 

Larry Gockley

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Re: Clearly Weeping Ben help.
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2013, 06:05 PM »
Without seeing the "nubs" in person, can you get a loop or good magnifying glass to zoom in on them? If not, maybe scratch one of them off and if it bleeds, white, it was probably part of the tree, a dormant bud perhaps.
 

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Re: Clearly Weeping Ben help.
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2013, 09:07 PM »
Thanks Larry,
   The Black nubs, and these other marks, are on probly every other ficus I've had. I knock em all off and yes, they've always bled white, like they were part of the tree. I always thought they where aerial roots, that didn't make it.

  None of these other trees ever bled clear constantly though.

The difference is only the freeze. I hope that is the cause. It's growing healthy, the biggest leaf almost hardened.
I slowly took off old froze leaves as new ones budded. It responded well.

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Re: Clearly Weeping Ben help.
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2013, 01:07 PM »
I wouldn't worry about the nubs, part of the tree. But, you say it froze? Not good for a ficus. You may get some branch die back.  I would worry more about the bleeding. If you don't have cut paste, I'd apply some Elmer's glue. I read in a newsletter about someone using the glue all the time for cuts. Can't see that it would hurt.
 

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Re: Clearly Weeping Ben help.
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2013, 02:09 PM »
I was thinking that. Or some anti fungal plumber putty.

I cut almost everything that would've died. It's budding to the top. Eventually, I'd like to try grafting some roots and chutes down here.

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Re: Clearly Weeping Ben help.
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2013, 02:13 PM »
Sorry. Down here.