Acacia Trees

Acacia Grown From Seed


alanthomo added on November 8, 2016 | Answered

I have grown an acacia from seed brought back from South Africa by my daughter and son in law. I must have had the seeds perhaps ten years before I planted them. They were out there about 16 years ago. I have got it indoors in a 12-inch pot. Have recently cut the top out and it's shooting again, now about 5 feet tall. Is there anything I can do to gain flowers? It's in multi purpose compost, watered on occasions. It's an impressive plant. I love it. It's like a Venus fly trap, closing up at night. Is there anything else I can do to encourage flowers, please?


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Alisma
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on November 9, 2016

Increasing the level of light it receives could promote flowering. If possible, move it outside during the summer or during the days. Adding a source of phosphorus can also help promote blooms:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/plant-not-blooming.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/bone-meal-fertilizer.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/phosphorus-plant-growth.htm

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