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Questions About Esperanza Plants

Asked by
Anonymous on
July 28, 2011

Q. Esperanza

At the start of this summer I planted 3 esperanza plants of the same size in a cluster. Since then (approx. 2 months), one plant has grown to about 30 inches with plenty of flowers, the other 2 plants have grown to about 6 feet tall and have never had one flower. Why did this happen and what can be done?

Answered by
Nikki on
July 29, 2011
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It is likely lacking in phosphorus, which it needs to bloom. Give it some bone meal to add some phosphorus to the soil where it is located.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
September 4, 2011

Q. Esperanza Not Blooming

I planted an esperanza in well drained soil this spring in my Houston, Texas garden. It’s over 6 feet tall but still no blooms. Help?!?!

Answered by
Nikki on
September 5, 2011
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A.

It is likely lacking in phosphorus, which it needs to bloom. Give it some bone meal to add some phosphorus to its soil.

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Asked by
edie on
November 16, 2011

Q. Long Pods Coming From Esperanza Plants

I have two esperanza plants that have long pods coming down from the branches. Can you tell me what these contain and what I should do with them? Thank you in advance.

Answered by
Heather on
November 19, 2011
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They are seed pods. You can just remove them from the plant. They will only sap energy from the plant.

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Asked by
gsts2417 on
April 16, 2012

Q. Mushroom Looking Stuff on Esperanza

I cut my esparanza back in the late fall. It has come out with beautiful green leaves but no flowers yet. Growing in the dirt is lemon yellow things that look like mushrooms. Can you tell me what they are and how to treat them.

Answered by
Nikki on
April 17, 2012
Certified Expert
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They will not harm the plant. It is actually a good sign that the soil there is good. This article will give you some suggestions as to how to get rid of them, but if you don't mind them growing there, they will not hurt anything.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/lawn-care/lgen/eliminate-mushrooms-in-your-lawn.htm

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Asked by
inspro on
June 10, 2012

Q. esperanza

I need to move an 18 ft. esperanza – when is the best time?

Answered by
Nikki on
June 11, 2012
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In your area, I would probably wait until fall unless you can ensure that it receives plenty of water while it re-establishes its roots, which will be important during very warm weather in summer. When you move it, make sure to get as much of the root system as possible and surrounding soil. It will also help to prune it back some so the plant can put its energy into the roots rather than foliage. This article should hlep:https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/learn-how-to-avoid-and-repair-transplant-shock-in-plants.htm

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Asked by
kims on
July 14, 2012

Q. caring for an esperenza plant

I purchased an esperenza plant a couple of weeks ago. I put it in a large pot on my patio deck that receives sun most of the day. It has lost a lot of the blooms, my guess is that it shocked it when I repotted it. Am I correct? Also, I wanted to try to propagate it and I was reading that you use the seed pods. Are those found where the blooms are?

Answered by
Nikki on
July 14, 2012
Certified Expert
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Yes, it is likely suffering from shock but should bounce back once it acclimates. And yes, the seed pods are in the spent blooms. However, the plant can also be easily propagated through cuttings.

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Asked by
dianne morris on
August 12, 2012

Q. I Have Two Esperanza Plants in My Front Yard That Won’t Bloom

I have fed them Miracle Grow plant food, watered them and they are in full sun and they won’t bloom! They have both had one or two blooms on them and that’s all. The foliage is pretty and they are growing very well. I also have good soil. What am I doing wrong?

Answered by
Nikki on
August 13, 2012
Certified Expert
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It's likely too much nitrogen fertilizer, which results in more foliage growth and little to no flowering. This can be offset by adding more phosphorus to the soil, either with a high phosphorus fertilizer or bone meal.

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