Written by Maggie
Feb 03 2021
Now more and more people like to breed succulent plants, and among many succulent plants, paddle plants are welcomed by a lot of people because of leaf shape and leaf color. How to care for paddle plants leaves curling or softening? Let's look down together.
The drying and curling of the paddle plant leaves may have been caused by the burning of the leaves by the strong sunlight and the infection of bacteria and oxidative reactions in the wound after exposure to air. It may also be that the air is too dry, the leaves are seriously short of water, and the stomatal closure is unable to carry out the normal respiration. There may also be too much fertilization, the plant can not fully absorb, leading to root rot phenomenon. The following are details of paddle plants care for leaves curling and drying.
Strong sunlight in summer causes the leaf of the paddle plant to dry and curl. Due to the strong direct illumination, it will lead to the burning of the leaves, the destruction of the structure of the cells, and the phenomenon of damage. After the wound comes into contact with the air, oxidation reaction will occur, and the infection of bacteria will affect the normal growth and development of the plant. When we care for paddle plants in summer, we should put it in shade places, avoiding direct exposure.
The dry air in the farming environment can also cause the leaf of the Paddle plant to dry and curl. Because the humidity in the air is low, the water content in the leaves will also decrease, and the osmotic pressure in the cells will increase, resulting in stomatal closure, unable to carry out respiration, there is not enough oxygen to maintain normal life activities. When we care for paddle plants, we should increase air humidity.
Too much fertilizer is also one of the causes of dry and curly Paddle plant leaves. Although paddle plants need to absorb nutrients during the growth process, their absorption capacity is limited, which can easily lead to the accumulation of large amounts of fertilizer in the soil. After the fermentation reaction, a large amount of heat will be released and the root system will be burned. When we care for paddle plants, appropriate fertilizer should be applied to paddle plants.
The drying and curling of the Paddle plant leaves may also be caused by the stickiness and salinity of the soil. When we care for paddle plants, it is necessary to change the basin once a year and lose the soil every 2 months to improve the drainage and permeability of the soil and avoid the phenomenon of soil plate and bottom water, which leads to root rot and necrosis.
Paddle plant leaves may become soft due to the low temperature, so they need to be placed indoors in time for winter breeding. It may also be caused by too much watering and need to control the amount of watering. Paddle plants should be grown at a temperature of 5 ~ 25℃. In the growth period, it is necessary to apply NPK compound fertilizer to promote growth. The following are paddle plants care for leaves softening.
The Paddle plant leaves became soft, probably because the temperature was too low, and the leaves were frostbitten. When we care for paddle plants, paddle plants should be placed indoors and kept at room temperature above 15℃ in winter to ensure safe winter survival.
It may also be caused by over-watering, which causes root rot. When we care for paddle plants, the rotting parts of the root need to be trimmed clean, applied with carbendazim to the wound, and left to dry in a cool place. Then replace the dry pot soil and plant it again.
When we care for paddle plants, it requires the preparation of loose and fertile soil with good drainage and ventilation. And ensure that the growth temperature of the Paddle plant is 15 ~ 25℃, the temperature is too low or too high will affect the growth of the Paddle plant. The Paddle plants also need to be placed in a sunny position where they can be exposed to light for five hours a day.
Paddle plants do not require much water, but make sure that they are watered according to the changing seasons. When we care for paddle plants in spring and autumn, you need to water every five days, three days a day in summer, and half a month in winter. In the growth period, it is necessary to apply NPK compound fertilizer to promote growth.