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By Mo14157

United Kingdom Gb

Now that my tibouchina has been indoors for a couple of months, it is starting to grow and has a couple of flowers. Unfortunately there are a lot of dead branches. Should I prune it back or just leave it?



Mine has a lot of inactive branches now where the flowers were, but not what I would call dead.
I'm new to this plant, but have found out that it is easy to propagate from cuttings. So as I have new shoots coming through on old wood and green stems too, I'm leaving mine. I can prune it in the spring and use this excess for cuttings.
Just a thought here - mine reacted very badly to tap water. Do your leaves have "calcified" blotches on them?

29 Nov, 2010

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