I recently purchased this Hinoki Sekka and its been in my greenhouse for about 5 weeks. It was robust and healthy when it arrived, and still looks healthy overall, but developed this congested, soft pink/brown growth on the tips of some of the foliage, which releases a whiteish powder in the most heavily affected areas when touched.
It has been sitting on a seed mat for some bottom heat after being potted up, so I’m thinking maybe this is caused by too much heat and humidity, but I’ve never seen anything like this before.
I cut off all the affected areas and treated it with Daconil - possibly an over-reaction, but better safe than sorry… Anyone know what this is?
Sorry, the photo flipped after uploading - (turn it 90 degrees clockwise to right it). Thanks
Yes, thanks! that was my first thought too- but the powdery business confused me. In any case, the branches that I cut would have been pruned anyway, so perhaps it’s better for the plant to put energy into trunk and roots for now.