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Re: help with P. Auracana

Dear Alex:

We sell Pelargonium 'Aurucana' which has fragrant leaves.  We obtained the original from Jay Kapac in Val Verde in Southern California.  I don't know what the problem could be with the leaves.  Our plants are aggressively healthy.  Could it
be uneven watering - letting it go dry and then perhaps over watering?  It is sometimes easy to allow plants to go dry in clay pots.   Did you have a look at the roots when you transplanted it?  Perhaps there is an insect infestation, e.g.
root mealy bug?  Have a close look at your plant and report back.


Robin Parer
Geraniaceae Nursery

Alexander Perez wrote:

> Hello there!
> I am hoping someone out there has some culture tips for my P. Auracana.  I can't find any info on this plant.  I just purchased it at the L.A. IGS show at Descanso Gardens last month and it seems to be dying on me.  Here are the symptoms:
> Leaves turning brown around edges and curling inward to point of dropping off.
> Almost all the leaves are gone!  I had transplanted it when it was healthy to a clay pot with good draining soil mix with sand and perlite.  Any pointers out there would be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks
> Alex Perez
> Pasadena, CA USA

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