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poncirsguy

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new growth pointed down
« on: January 12, 2021, 08:51:53 PM »
All the shoots on my Fukushu kumquat turn down as they grow.  Anyone know why. They are very stiff so water is not a problem.





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Re: new growth pointed down
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2021, 09:31:20 PM »
Is your strongest light source above the tree? Strong light from a lateral source could cause this. Bright light from a window would be one example.
It's also not unusual for the very succulent apical growing point to temporarily droop until the stem tissue gets a chance to harden off a bit. The stem a few inches behind the growing point appears to have already stiffened up considerably.
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Re: new growth pointed down
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2021, 09:33:22 PM »
All branches turn down sooner or later.

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Re: new growth pointed down
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2021, 08:55:42 AM »
The 9 watt LED screw in bulb is overhead 8 inches from the tip of the tree.  I wouldn't care but the tree hits the side of the bucket and grows upside down.


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Re: new growth pointed down
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2021, 09:30:39 AM »
If the aesthetics aren't an issue, a pliable, ridgid wire could be used for training purposes, as in bonsai. This would only be needed until the stem lignifies a bit

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Re: new growth pointed down
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2021, 05:57:34 PM »
Kumin  Thank you  I'll do that