Trees doing poorly - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by curtiskeil
June 30, 2010
My 3 Rose Jatropha trees are nearly leafless & blooming scantily. Could a partial reason be that grass is growing right up to the trunks? Is this also bad for citrus trees?


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Answer from NGA
June 30, 2010

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Sorry to hear this. Typically Jatropha is very easy to take care of, it requires well-drained soil, very little water and a sunny to filtered light location. I would check your soil conditions to make sure the plants are not sitting in consistent saturated soil. If so, this may be the problem because the plant prefers well-drained soil conditions. And yes, Same goes for Citrus trees. Good luck with your garden!

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