Carmona microphylla - leaves wilted, brown and dropping

10 years ago

Hi there,

I really hope you will be able to help and that I will be able to save my tree.

Over the last few weeks, my carmona started losing its leaves, slowly at first, but since last week the leaves are turning brown and dropping dramatically. The handful of leaves that are left appear wilted and I really fear that my tree is dying!

I have had it for just under a year, and it is my tree's first winter. I haven't changed its watering habits and only water when it's dry, either by watering the soil or using a humidity tray.

It is placed on a table in front of an east-facing window, and I have recently moved it away in the kitchen (still in front of an east-facing window) where I believe the temperature is a bit more constant. I live in a one bedroom flat and only have 3 windows: 2 east-facing ones and 1 west-facing one (unfortunately the latter is a bit in the shade because of large trees).

I am in the UK and it's winter here, but I don't think it could have been cold, since I have a baobab on the same table and it is doing fine

I repotted it in may last year, in a mix of potting soil and clay beads (similar to cat litter) for drainage.

I have tried to attach a few pictures of my tree and the soil. Hope it did it correctly!




If you have any questions or would like to see my tree, please let me know.

Thank you so much for any help you can provide!

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