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The tips of my leaves are curling under.. Please help!!

Discussion in 'Marijuana Plant Problems' started by wbkswan, Jul 16, 2010.


    wbkswan Member

    Hey everyone... I'm growing 6 Bubba Kush and 6 Chocolope... It seems that the chocolope's leaves are curling under... Does anyone know why this can happen or what it is? I noticed that the chocolope leaves tend to curl a little at the tips but today they just look really curled. I'll post some pictures. The leaves have no discoloration or anything and the plant looks pretty healthy otherwise. Please any suggestions!! THANKS!

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    zem Well-Known Member

    this looks like a PH problem

    moash New Member

    looks like the start of a nute toxicity,but it doesnt look bad at all
    use straight water for a couple feeds

    jawbrodt Well-Known Member

    I also think it could be a PH problem. Normally, I automatically say "too much nitrogen", as soon as I see dark green, curled leaves. But, not this time. No burnt leaf tips, was the first clue, and the yellowing(nitrogen deficiency) throughout the rest of the plant, was the second. It's probably going into PH induced nutelock.

    IDK man, I don't have all the PH problems memorized, so I can't say for certain.(it's 6AM, and I'm half asleep, also.LOL) For starters, I'd look into PH problems, then go from there. :) What are the temps? Excessive heat, maybe?

    wbkswan Member

    dam the temp is anywhere form 70 to 77 degrees... we have used NO nutes at all. we just transplanted them into 5 gallon buckets about 4 to 5 days ago.. so we are using FFOF's nutes still.... we also use straight filtered water from the store. So what are your suggestions now???? PLEASE HELP!

    wbkswan Member

    Hello, i checkd my ph out earlier and it was around 6.5, is there any other suggestions on what it could be?

    jawbrodt Well-Known Member

    ^I would say that the damage occured days ago, back when the soil was still nice and rich. Notice the dark color of the fan leaves, mid-way up the plant? That indicates that they were getting close to overfert, when the plants were smaller. Then, they outgrew it, as they burned up the excessive nutes in the soil, which is why they look like they're supposed too, in reguards to the newer growth. That FF OF is really rich stuff, and can actually burn some strains, right as it is outta the bag, with nothing added. It was just a little too rich for your strain. That's my theory.

    Keep an eye on the newest growth, and if it looks okay....don't sweat it. I believe they'll be just fine. :wink:

    wbkswan Member

    So we just put our 12 plants in 5 gallon buckets about 5 days ago. At first, we put the plants in a 'pot' about 2 inches deep/wide, then we put that pot in a 6 inch 'pot', THEN we put them in 5 gallons.. so apparently the soil in the first two 'pots' are all used up (meaning the nutrients) so how long do you think until we have to put nutes in the 5 gallons?? PLEASE HELP!

    This is what im talking about when i say 'pots' haha :

    hydropot.jpg -3 inch
    then we put in a
    hydroppot 6inch.jpg - 6 inch

    ..then in a 5 gallon

    jawbrodt Well-Known Member

    ^It's sooooooo hard to say, because there are sooooo many variables. It's not really about 'time', it's about plant size/root mass, and how vigorously. A 'tweaked to the max' setup, could burn up the nutes in 2 weeks or so, but, a slow growing 'not so impressive' setup, could be sustained for 2+ months. It all depends. If your plant grown 12" in 3 weeks, it'd be right around 'nute time', and if it only grew 2", it would have quite a ways to go, before feeding. KWIM?

    All I can really say, is that they will be perfectly fine for at least 3 weeks. From there, you'll have to learn to 'read' your plants, then decide whether to feed, or not. Sorry man, I can't say much more than that, because I don't want to be responsible for a disaster, if it happens.lol :)

    buraka415 Active Member

    above posters are right:

    a) they dont look that bad.
    b) water them a few times without nutes
    c) you said FFOF nutes>? u mean, you aren't giving them any nutes right now, just letting them leach whatever is in that soil mix basically for minerals/nutrients?

    im totally not familiar with this stacking method you did with pot in a pot in a pot. like a russian egg or something? anyways.

    your temps are not a problem.
    how old are the plants?

    wbkswan Member

    the plants are about 3 weeks old....and yes im just tryna flush out all the nutes before i add any other nutrients. ya we did the russian egg thing so the soil wouldnt smother the roots in the five gallons pots.. basically built a foundation for it you know what i mean??

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