Posted 2M ago by @connorrrrrrr

Crown of thorns root rot?

I recently repotted my crown of thorns because I used the wrong pot and soil, but the soil wasn't completely dry before repotting. I'm scared that I accidentally inflicted my baby with root rot.

He lost a stem this morning and his leaves have been looking quite down.

I'd like some opinions before i take him from his pot AGAIN and end up shocking him more

Does this look more like transplant shock or root rot #crownofthorns overwatering">#overwatering #succulentlove #planttherapy #rootrot #newplantmom #
7” pot with drainage
Last watered 1 month ago
Best Answer
Hi! I think it’s just shock. Rot will have stinky soil (it smells like a sewer) and leaves will turn yellow or brown and be squishy. This guys has great leaf color, just folded up. I say give him a lot of sun or bright light and let him be. If you read about hero origins they’re fascinating and weird. I love mine! And I truly think yours is okay. πŸŒ±β˜€οΈβ€οΈ
@connorrrrrrr Hi Kenny, to kill off any root rot, you can use a diluted solution of hydrogen peroxide (3%) 1 part to 4 parts water and let it soak into the soil near the roots. This kills off any fungus. The alternative is to use cinnamon or other antifungal/bacterial remedy. That should help to kill off any root rot left over. That will e sure there is no root rot issue and you may not need to repot. But your plant will need time to recover in any event from the stress of being repotted.
Hope this helps answer your question. All the best πŸ‘
@Seymour so should i just give it some hydrogen peroxide and if it persists, try again to repot it?
@connorrrrrrr i would suggest the hydrogen peroxide as you may not then need to repot and stress your plant again. However if you have any doubt, you can always repot but ensure you sterilize the roots eg H2O2 or cinnamon. Check out the article as it has some more tips to determine if you have root rot. Check the soil for moisture with your finger and maybe smell the soil as root rot can smell. If your plant picks up then a repot is unnecessary but if it does not pick up eg over a few days to a week, you may be best to just repot. But the H2O2 is one of the most effective treatments without repotting. Hope this helps.