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By Alextb

London, England Eng

The tree below I haev had since February 2010, and it came in a small Spring planter. The tree did need repotting a long time ago, but I focused my attention on Spring & Summer planting.

I finally got round to repotting it yesterday evening, and relaised that the bottom looked rather unhealthy which i believe may have been due to the small pot it was in.

I looked at slightly younger ones at my local GC but decided to see whether this one could be nursed back to health first.

I know that they take years to grow, but will this one recover growth on the lower down?

Any advice welcome

Thanks in advance

Sa400020 Sa400021 Sa400025



No - once brown has arrived, it stays, the plant won't regenerate that area. However, as its small, will you notice it once the plant gets bigger?

11 May, 2011


Thank you Bamboo

11 May, 2011


I have added a picture of the new one I bought. I wanted one that would look nice and presentable. It is on the wall by the entrance doors to the block, so will be seen a lot.

11 May, 2011


Make sure you keep it well watered - drought's the commonest cause of the browning.

11 May, 2011


I will certainly do so. Thanks Bamboo.

11 May, 2011


I bought one of these about 4 years ago when it was about 8 inches high - it is now 6' tall and might have to come out. It had a dead patch on one side which I just clipped off and it now looks fine.

12 May, 2011

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