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Q.Green Lanterns Chilean Lantern Tree

Zone EX34 8JR | sue cw added on August 16, 2020 | Answered

In previous years my Chilean lantern tree has had numerous red lanterns as you’d expect. This year however, nearly all the lanterns are green. They are gradually opening to reveal the seeds so apart from the colour are behaving normally. Why are they green ? And will this continue year on year? I can’t find anything online with regard to this!

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Answered on August 17, 2020

This can have a few causes. The first thing to do will be to test the soil for nutrient deficiencies and pH swings. These articles will help:



These need to be fertilized, at least, twice per year. Here is an article that will help you to care for them:


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