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Name: Jared Nicholes
Post Falls, Idaho
Mar 11, 2016 7:44 PM CST

I have some tropical tree seeds I want to try growing and I have a question, I know the tree is tropical and needs to be brought indoors in winter, (Im growing it in a pot.) My question is, how do I keep a tree in a pot small enough to bring indoors when the weather is cold? I did some research on the internet and this type of tree, a STARFRUIT tree, can be grown in a pot, I just need to know how to keep it small without killing it.

Has anyone on the forum grown these before?


Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier The WITWIT Badge Garden Sages Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Mar 11, 2016 8:32 PM CST
Usually container grown trees are kept somewhat manageable in size through root pruning or by keeping them root bound. I think these links may be helpful to you.

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