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Hi, I have 2 moringa little plants, but one of them is growing slow ( or it seems is not growing at all) and it has some leaves with yellow spots.

Do anybody have an idea why is this?


 
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I am also growing Moringa from seed (in my case, in a mediterranean climate). Are you growing them in pots right now? Could it be nitrogen deficiency? Two strategies I've tried when having issues was a) dilute urine b) worm castings on surface of soil (covered with a little straw to stop from drying out) c) alpaca manure tea (some alpaca manure in water, stirred occasionally for 24 hours or so then applied). I have almost killed one or two moringa because they got waterlogged, but then they recovered and grew a new stem once I'd let them recover.

Spots sounds like disease is a possibility, though? Let me know what you find out. Good luck.
 
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It's also possible that it's boron or calcium deficiencies. But I usually don't worry about the specific deficiency, I just try to get better soil overall by adding vermicompost and a variety of animal-sourced composts above the soil (to be watered in).
 
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hi, i planted the seeds of moringa directly in the soil, because i read that these plants are very delicate and they can die when transplanted , in the tutorial ive read it says that is better to plant the seeds directly in the soil.

The leaves of my moringa little plants became very yellow and it started to fell off , i added worm castings and new leaves are appearing.

In the past i used to have other moringa plants ( that died) that i didnt water very frequently and they always drop their leaves ( but never became yellow) and then a new leaves grown but the plant didnt grow.
It seems when the plants become stressed it stops growing.

 
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