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Medium_img_1090 Leaves on upper branches have turned brown in the past week, while the lower leaves remain green - see photo.

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Submitted: 04:53PM, 16 Jul 2017
Answer: Hi Richard,

Thank you for contacting Yates.

From the photo provided, it seems that the plant is suferring from root rot. We would recommend applying Yates Anti Rot, it is a systemic fungicide which is absorbed by the foliage and travels down to the roots, can be used on various plants to control phytophthora root rot, crown rot and collar rot. You can find more information at http://www.yates.com.au/products/disease-control/concentrates/yates-anti-rot/

We would also recommend transplanting the plant in to a new larger pot or changing the potting mix and choosing a well drained potting mix such as Yates Potting Mix with Dynmaic Lifter. You can avoid over watering by watering the plant when you notice top 2 inches of the potting mix is dry.

Pruning off the dead branches would also avoid desease and pest habouring on it.

Hope this information is helpful, if you have further queries do let us know.

All the very best!

Kind regards,

Eric
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