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Acoalwell

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Advice for Starfruit
« on: August 25, 2022, 07:09:13 PM »
Hey everyone! I've tried to grow Starfruit from seed four times now with no luck. The seeds always sprout fine and grow fine for several weeks, and then for some reason or other they all die. They just seem to be incredibly sensitive to both too much and too little water, and die very quickly if the conditions aren't right. I've had more success growing cacao indoors than Starfruit. Does anyone have any suggestions? How do I keep these guys happy? Do they get less sensitive with age?

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Re: Advice for Starfruit
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2022, 07:11:23 PM »
Keep soil dry or else they get root rot
If you need fresh seeds,
Hit up D-grower
Itís better to get a grafted tree

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Re: Advice for Starfruit
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2022, 07:40:49 PM »
Good to know, thank you! I do often have a problem with them not drying out properly, so I'll try to use a soil with more drainage from now on.

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Re: Advice for Starfruit
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2022, 07:51:06 AM »
I have mine in a bonsai pot in part shade. They actually prefer to be underneath a canopy and not in direct summer hot sun.

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Re: Advice for Starfruit
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2022, 08:57:57 AM »
Seeds growing well for a few weeks then declining is often because they are originally growing off seed energy which runs out after a few weeks. From that point on it is up to the soil, light, temperature and moisture you are giving them.

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Re: Advice for Starfruit
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2022, 09:29:51 AM »
My seedlings always did better when the humidity is high in the Summer.
Once they get to about 12" they are less picky

 

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