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what happened to my Money Tree

Posted by trillium15 z5a Ontario (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 17, 08 at 23:08

My husband bought me a Money Tree at the local shop for my birthday last december. It was doing beautifully until the Spring when we lost a few of the leaves. I figured out that I was over watering it.

We recently moved and it got tipped out of it's pot. We repotted it with all the soil. We had a few bracts turn yellow and now I realize that it's not supposed to be in direct sunlight. I guess that front and centre in my bay window is not wise.

I moved it the other day and we have 2 new shoots starting from the top of one of the 5 stalks but hubby noticed today that 2 of the 5 stalks that are woven together are brown (the others are green). I think they are dead but I'm not sure if I should cut them back. I'm worried of how the others will be supported if the 2 dead ones are cut back and removed from 'the braid'. Will there be damage to the healthy ones to leav the dead ones there?

I water it about once a month now and I am not sure if it should have fertilizer. I have jobe sticks and plumeria food. Does anyone know if either is fine to feed it?


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RE: what happened to my Money Tree

I think you answered your own post..lol - with regard to cutting it - you could remove the dead wood and put a stake in for support. When the top inch dries, water it with a good drench with a mild fertilizer like Shultz 10-15-10 for houseplants you can use this every time you water comes in a little tiny bottle. you can keep it in 75 % shade (under a tree )for the summer just make sure you keep it out of the rain and out of full sun.

cheers

Jeff


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