New member to the forum I am having multiple issues I believe and the tons of mixed information is a bit overwhelming to a newbie. I will get to the point. I am having needles yellowing and dropping. Sudden die back. And the new growth turning brown and so brittle you touch it and it just disintegrates. My pines are in various stages and I believe I am have multiple issues. Over watering and pests possible fungus. What would be a good schedule for pest and fungus maintenance. Any help would be a great. See if I can figure how to load a pic.
Very sorry me trying to post this is an adventure in its own.
I am located in central Florida zone 9b extremely hot upper 90s with very little if any rain. Water once a day around 11 am mixed media 1 to 3 year old plants are in jungle growth potting soil with 1 to 1 perlite 6” nursery pot. I am guessing on the age of plants based on what they are doing. 3 to seven year old plants are in open basket type air pruning type containers pumice lava looking mix (red pines) by the way all these pines were acquired from a good Bonsai nursery. I got all that he had. Growing to slow for everything he had going on. Friend.
older pines are black guessing 8 to 14 years in bag pots with mix of organics and lava. The big black I am guessing 20 to 30 years old lava mix in Anderson flat.
Hope all this information helps
Confusing I know trying to sort it out myself. The mind of a recluse haha