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Questions About Duranta Plants

Asked by
sheila74prince on
July 15, 2016
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Q. Duranta plant fertilizer

To get my 2nd yr Duranta to bloom, what formula of fertilizer should I use? I have read that it needs to be “slow.” Which mixture 10/10/20 or what?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 17, 2016
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Duranta are heavy feeders. Fertilize with 1/2 tsp of fertilizer by gallon of water once a week. Use a balanced formula like 15-15-15 or a blossom booster formula 7-9-5. Do not fertilize in winter.
If the leaves are yellow and drop from the plant you can increase fertilizer to twice a week until the plant greens up.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/duranta/care-of-duranta-plants.htm

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Answered by
kh0001 on
July 17, 2016
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You'll want to get your soil tested to determine which slow-release mix is best for your Duranta (unless you already know your nitrogen content). Many local university extension offices can help with this (more about extension offices here: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/info/what-is-extension-service.htm)

Once you know the nitrogen content of your soil, this site will walk you through determining the appropriate mixture:

https://extension.unh.edu/resources/files/Resource000494_Rep516.pdf

And this article provides some tips on caring for Duranta plants:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/duranta/care-of-duranta-plants.htm

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Asked by
Evan on
August 6, 2016
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Q. Transplanting

We are about to destroy a raised garden as our pool build begins. The pool will have a raised planter about 30 feet long. I’m curious if it would be possible to save any of the mature plants in the raised garden for a couple of months to be re-planted in the planter wall once the pool is completed? Plants include duranta, traditional butterfly weed and another called “hello yellow,” Gregg’s blue mist flower, copper canyon daisy, lantana, etc. Can I put them in large flower pots, water the heck out of them and then put them in the new planter in October? We’re in zone 8a in San Antonio, TX.

Please advise!
Thank You!
Sincerely,
Evan Carr

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
August 7, 2016
Certified Expert
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Absolutely you can save the plants by transferring to containers!

Use a good commercial potting soil and containers with a good drainage hole.
Water as needed, moist soil but never soggy! Lessen the watering as the plants go dormant.

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Asked by
Gail Kusak on
February 12, 2017
Flatonia, Texas 78941

Q. Sweet Memory Duranta Patio Tree

Can I dig up the Sweet Memory Duranta from my garden and replant it in my yard?

Answered by
Alisma on
February 13, 2017
Certified Expert
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Yes, you can transplant your duranta in spring or in fall. Pick a cool, not too dry day to transplant, water well beforehand, and see this article for how to avoid transplant shock:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/learn-how-to-avoid-and-repair-transplant-shock-in-plants.htm

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Asked by
drumsherry on
April 20, 2017
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Q. duranta repens symptoms

My duranta repens is in the pot I bought it in but in the ground until I decide where to put it in the ground. I moved it the other day and it got knocked around a little and now it kinda looks like it would if it were dry, but it seems plenty moist. I don’t want it to die, it looks like it needs water but the soil doesn’t, so I don’t know what to do.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
April 24, 2017
Certified Expert
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This article will help you with care and planting information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/duranta/care-of-duranta-plants.htm

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Asked by
peznerds on
May 28, 2017
Panama City, Fl 32401

Q. Duranta

Is it recommended to dead head when the flowers have fallen off? Or just leave the spikes.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 29, 2017
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Asked by
Nyack Gardener on
June 12, 2017
Nyack NY 10960

Q. Duranta plant

I purchased a duranta tree that was badly pot bound, so I teased out some of the roots and cut away the circular roots. It was blooming when I took it home but now all the leaves have dried up but they’re not dropping. Is there any hope for a comeback?
Thank you

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 15, 2017
Certified Expert
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Pruning the roots was likely to much stress for your plant.
Gently pulling out the bottom roots would have been the only necessary treatment before placing in a larger container with a good quality, well draining soil.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/duranta/care-of-duranta-plants.htm

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Asked by
Caterpillar1960 on
June 27, 2017
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Q. Duranta in Michigan

Michigan: I bought a Duranta in the shape of a small tree last year. I read that I could take it indoors and treat it as a houseplant until spring. I pruned it back as directed. It worked: it is now June 27 nd it is in full leaf, bright fresh green all over it. I’ve put it outside. But I want to know when I can expect it to flower. As of now there is no sign that it is getting any kind of flower buds at all. Should I just wait or is there something I should me doing? I have used a liquid fertilizer.

Also, it seems to be root-bound. Will that affect the flowering, and should I get a bigger put?

Thanks, James

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 29, 2017
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