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Questions About Fruit Salad Plant

Asked by
Anonymous on
April 11, 2011

Q. Fruit Salad Plant

Can I cut the external roots of my fruit salad plant, as it is damaging the walls and carpet?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 11, 2011
Certified Expert
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Typically, you should not cut those roots, but if they are causing damage, then it is ok. I would recommend providing a support for the roots to attach to in the future, such as a stick or trellis.

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Asked by
Joanne Wallace on
August 29, 2017
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Q. Fruit salad house plant

Just wanting to know can you cut those Brown scraggly things that grow off the side of the stems of the plant. Thanks Jo

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
August 31, 2017
Certified Expert
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These are aerial roots, the plant uses these to cling to a support.

If they are growing down and not needed you can trim them.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
July 8, 2018

Q. Fruit salad tree graft failure

We bought a fruit salad tree and it seems to be doing well except one graft seems to have dried up. Can we bring it back or is it a lost cause?

Answered by
drtreelove on
July 10, 2018
Certified Expert
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The portion of the stem showing in the photos appears to be completely dead. But follow it down to the base and if there is any of the lower portion that appears to be viable, scratch the bark and see if there is any green growing layer under the bark. If so, prune the dry, dead portion out and leave the base of the stem to see if it sprouts. If not in two to four weeks, then it is likely lost. Prune it off at the base.
You can live with the reduced selection, or choose to attempt another graft.

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