Out of desperation I decided to sign up here to get some pro tips for my Nagami plant.In Australia, Nagami isn't quite popular so I am really hoping I don't kill this plant :(BACKSTORY
I got the plant 20/10/13 sunday and transplanted the nagami into the soil 7 days later on the 26/10/13.
-Followed instructions as found online:
1) dug 1meter wide and twice as deep as the pot - I filled this hole with water to see if it drains and by morning all the water was gone (though native soil seemed wet). I assumed this is adequate drainage.
2) Mixed 50%compost + 50%native soil
3) Filled mixed soil into the hole first, then took out nagami from pot and placed nagami plant so that the crown is peeking over the ground level
3.5) Gently massaged roots of the plant but kept shape of the pot (so it knows it's not in a pot anymore)
4) Fill remainder of hole with mixed soil
5) Then I covered the top with some native soil
6) I topped it all with OSMOCOTE citrus fertilizer and sprayed the nagami with seasol
Below are some pictures
Above: nagami yellowing at stems of leaves with some leaves being light green. The yellowing part of the nagami comes through very clearly in the photo.
ABOVE: nagami plant from far away
ABOVE: fertilizer Im using that is placed below the nagami
ABOVE: breakdown analysis of what's in the fertilizer I'm using.Please Help!
There was a lot of rain for 3 days after I planted the nagami and it's been fairly dry the last 2 days. I've done a lot of reading online but the answer for my nagami is unclear. The soil at the top seems very dry so I don't think I've over watered the plant.
Is my fertilizer killing my plant? What else can I do to make the tree healthier and have a more promising future? I am reading a lot about different mixes of iron, magnesium/manganese and it's so confusing :( If anyone could give me some steps I would be happy to follow.
My sincere thanks,
from a newbie gardener Becca Bear