Posted by Newt on February 01, 2003 at 17:33:13:
In Reply to: Umbrella tree posted by Shanon Steele on January 26, 2003 at 08:15:18:
: I bought and umbrella tree about 5 months ago. I noticed the leaves did not look like they were dying but they were rippling a little.....I noticed that no roots are taking....I have fed and fertilized....changed the dirt......any suggestions?
Rippling of leaves could be a virus or pesticide damage. If the plant or the area where it was(possibly before you bought it) had been sprayed for pests, that could cause the rippling. If it's a virus, it's just like us humans, and there is nothing you can do that I know of. The virus probably doesn't mean that the plant will die, so not to worry unless all new growth is that way.
I'm not sure what you mean by "no roots taking". Taking where? Do you mean that you see no new root growth? Have you taken it out of the pot? Roots tend to grow slowly and keep in mind that this is a tree, so root growth will be slow. Usually top growth is much more prolific.
Hope this helped,