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Re: Buddha's hand, now citrus


Cathy-it may be in too big of a pot. I've done that many times. Check out
the root ball. It might need to be jumped back down a size. I had to do that
with a ficus and now it's doing just fine, when I remember to water it....

Andrea H
Beaufort, SC


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "cathy carpenter" <cathyc@rnet.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, October 03, 2004 6:18 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Buddha's hand, now citrus


> Could you give me some advice on transitioning my scraggly little Meyer
> lemon from its outdoor existence (in a pot) to inside for the winter?
> DH tells me it needs to be repotted, but it is in a 10 in pot already,
> and what passes for its "trunk" is only about 1/4 in in diameter.
> Surely it can't need it already?  It is also losing leaves. Am
> definitely not very good with houseplants....
> Cathy
> On Sunday, October 3, 2004, at 07:49 AM, james singer wrote:
>
> > That's the good news this morning. The Buddha's hand citron that I
> > thought was a goner a week or two ago is now flush with new growth.
> > Maybe Frances or Jeanne gave it a little nudge. Of course, it could've
> > been just extended transplant shock. The root ball looked like it had
> > been in the pot forever when I planted it so I did some pretty violent
> > ripping at it. Could be that increased the shock. Now, I think I'll
> > mix up a couple of gallons of Pam's wonder drug [Maxicrop] and give it
> > a drenching.
> >
> >
> > Island Jim
> > Southwest Florida
> > 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> > Zone 10a
> > Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> >
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