Plant dying. Need help

Strain; Type, Bag seed, ILGM… name of strain: Unknown strain, Bag seed

Soil in pots, Hydroponic, or Coco / Brand and type of Soil & Size of Pots: FFOF in 7 gal. fabric pots

PH of water and runoff or solution in reservoir: In-6.4 Out-6.8

What is strength of nutrient mix? EC, or TDS: 544 ppm FF Big Bloom 1/2 dose every other watering

Indoor or Outdoor: Indoor

Light system, size and height from plants: 2x 150w HPS, 3x 125w CFL. Approx. 24" from plant.

Temps; Day, Night: Consistent 75°F, Temps controlled well

Humidity; Day, Night: N/A forgot to ask. Will find out.

Ventilation system; Yes, No, Size: Yes 6" duct fan intake, 6" desk fan exhaust

AC, Humidifier, De-humidifier: Uses A/C and humidifier

Co2; Yes, No: No

This is a friend’s plant that’s been having issues. Sorry I couldn’t get better pics I’ll try to get more under natural light. Started yellowing from the top and moving down eventually burning leaf tips and then developing spots. Main stem bright pink stripes and leaf stems solid pink. Bottom third of the plant is very healthy and normal as well as the bud sites but is about to devour the buds. Any advice is appreciated.

It appears to be some sort of disease if all your data is correct - Look carefully to make sure you don’t have root rot, fabric pots are tricky and see how wet it is at the bottom - Poke a nail in the bottom of the Pot if you have standing water in there might be the problem, Try a straight out flush of pure RO water Just in case to flush out,

The pictures need to be clearer

You mentioned reservoir? Are you in soil or hydro? If hydro, your ph is too high IMO @HCHGC

Just re read you ticket, I see your in ffof… Never mind previous post… Good luck with diagnosis @HCHGC

Ya sorry about pics I thought they were clear when I took them and realized this morning they’re not at all. I’ll try and get better pics today

How old are your plants ???
He’s in soft pots so I doubt he holding water

Approximately 60 days from seed. They were flipped to 12/12 4 weeks ago.

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Double check the calibration of the ph meter before anything else. Although the plant could be starving. That seems to be a very low tds reading. Especially at this point.


That’s the TDS after a flush. He assumed that it was nute burn on someone else’s advice and flushed immediately. The condition worsened though so he added another half dose of FF Big Bloom. Didn’t have a TDS meter before so I gave him mine to monitor the condition. We checked the pH several times and it’s accurate. That’s always the first thing I check. Also most of the yellowing happened very quickly, almost over night. I didn’t think deficiencies show so rapidly

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Always makes you wonder what was done before, like someone vandalised the plant with Roundup before you got it.

All of that growth is too far gone to recover. It appears that you’ve done everything you can. If it’s root rot you are out of options, same if it was poisoned. Bad time to happen in her life cycle.


Lol my thoughts exactly. It only has a bit left to go so it’s a bummer and it is a beautiful plant aside from the damage. I figured he may just have to cut his losses but I thought I’d try anyways.

This plant and one other were a gift from someone so I suppose it’s possible they poisoned it accidentally and there is no way of knowing what they did before hand. It’s a lot more difficult to diagnose a third party plant :confused:

Thank you for your help.

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You look at the ff nute schedule and it can be confusing… Maybe instead of teaspoons they gave tablespoons and it could be nute burn? Just a thought… Ff feed schedule also shows seedling dosage which most people don’t do? @HCHGC

That is a possibility. Since others were trying to fix the problem before I seen it I can’t be sure. I’m probably making this impossible actually :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:
I personally don’t like to use anything I can’t measure in ml or fl. oz. Using either tbls. or tsp. Seems like a recipe for disaster… unless your cooking dinner.

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they are hungry raise your ppm use full dose rather than half

during flower your plants need far more nutrients


That where the was heading as well @Donaldj and @Myfriendis410 she looks like she’s hungry and eating her self up you should be closer to 1800 -2200 ppm with foxfarms at week 4 of flower @HCHGC
According to the schedule they provide


Thank you all for the help. We’ll give her a good meal and see if she can recover enough to finish out her cycle. I knew it was low but I didn’t think it was low enough to cause that extent of damage. Seems obvious the more I think about it though. Thanks a ton!

In soil your ppm shouldn’t be below 1000 until final 2 weeks of flowering most average upto 1600-1800 by week 5