Brazilian Rain Tree help!!!

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Hey everyone. I have had this Brazilian rain tree for about a year now. About a month ago I noticed some of the new leaflets were turning lighter and lighter and finally almost white. They appear flimsy and more delicate than normal but none of them appear crispy or dried out. Right now he’s inside under a grow light for 12 hours a day. Moved to Michigan about 8 months ago. I water regularly and fertilize with a liquid organic fertilizer about once every 3 weeks or so. Any idea what’s going on? 0AE3B4C0-CF94-4C11-97D4-3D74756924D7.jpeg
 

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Is the entire tree doing this or just one branch?
Is it happening on the entire branch or just inner leaves or outer leaves?
How strong is the grow light and how far away from the tree is it placed?
What is the plastic sheeting behind it? Do you have it in some sort of humidity tent?
How often do you water?
What kind of soil is it in?


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Looks like its the entire tree
Looks like you have it in coarse soil - Lava and pumice?
The tree does look pretty weak
 
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Is the entire tree doing this or just one branch?
Is it happening on the entire branch or just inner leaves or outer leaves?
How strong is the grow light and how far away from the tree is it placed?
What is the plastic sheeting behind it? Do you have it in some sort of humidity tent?
How often do you water?
What kind of soil is it in?


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Looks like its the entire tree
Looks like you have it in coarse soil - Lava and pumice?
The tree does look pretty weak
It started out just the top few branches/new stuff. Now the entire tree essentially. Yeah it’s quite coarse no organic material in the soil. Watering every 3-4 days due to how coarse it is and will dry out otherwise. The plastic is just painter plastic. When I’m feeling ambitious I will somewhat enclose it and leave a humidifier on for a bit
 

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It started out just the top few branches/new stuff. Now the entire tree essentially. Yeah it’s quite coarse no organic material in the soil. Watering every 3-4 days due to how coarse it is and will dry out otherwise. The plastic is just painter plastic. When I’m feeling ambitious I will somewhat enclose it and leave a humidifier on for a bit
Not sure how strong the light is but it’s a full spectrum about 6 inches from the plant
 

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I would love to be of any assintance, but the truth is I have never seen a brt like that.
 

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I have a Serissa that has developed some white leaves like that. I think it's because they are extremely close to the grow lights. That doesn't look to be the case for your tree though.
 

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Make sure the drainage of the pot isn't resting in standing water.
That is SO important. Last year I got Bootstrap Farmer trays to set my trees in to make watering less labor intensive. But even though they have raised ridges on the bottom, they weren't high enough to keep the bottom of the pots out of the water. Which meant dumping the trays and negating the ease of using them. I bought a bunch of humidity trays for super cheap when Dallas Bonsai was going out of business to use for the plants I kept in the windowsills at work. I turned them upside down and set my pots on top of them, problem solved.
 

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I have my BRTs in pumice, lava and akadama and I typically need to water them every other day at least. Otherwise they get too dry and start to look unhappy.
I agree with Lance though, make sure the pot can drain. I put the pots of mine on little 2x2 tiles (3-4 per pot) so that they dont sit directly on the bottom of the tray I have them in to catch any excess water. This allows the pots to drain well and not sit in the water in the tray.
 

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Any consideration that my water pH I’m using is off? I did some reading about pH and it causing mineral deficiencies? I water with tap water…
 

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Your chlorophyl looks shot. Might be light but what are you using for fertilizer? You may have a deficiency of Fe, Mg, or N all of which can lead to chlorosis.
 

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Your chlorophyl looks shot. Might be light but what are you using for fertilizer? You may have a deficiency of Fe, Mg, or N all of which can lead to chlorosis.
I use an organic liquid 1:1:1 fertilizer. I mix it with water and water it in once a week. Little less frequently the last couple months cause of winter.
 

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image.jpgYou guys….my Barbados cherry has also become struck with the plague. Any idea what I might be doing wrong?
 

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