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Nov 12, 2016 10:25 AM CST
I have two Joshua trees, grown from seeds indoors from the great state of Arizona, approximately 5 years old, now about 5 inches high! (Wow).
They have recently started to go yellow at the tips and was worried about their health.

Now I known I'm in the wrong latitude but wondered if you have any tips.
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Nov 12, 2016 10:41 AM CST
Hi Nigel1956, Welcome!
I don't know a thing about the desert type Yucca but hopefully someone knowledgeable about Joshua Tree (Yucca brevifolia) will be along soon with suggestions and advice.
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Nov 12, 2016 10:43 AM CST

Joshua trees are very picky plants. There is a reason they are found in only one small area on the entire planet.

I think growing them for 5 years indoors is a feat in itself. I have seen large ones in gardens only twice growing outside their normal range but they are the exception.

I have gotten Joshua trees to grow for a couple years but eventually, they always fail.

BTW, average growth rate is 12 inches a year.
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