Top Questions About Jaboticaba Trees

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Questions About Jaboticaba Trees

Asked by
GardenGnome on
October 21, 2015

Q. Problems with Jaboticaba leaves

I have a Jaboticaba tree, now three or four feet in height and about one year old, in our garage under a sun lamp and developing a powdery substance on its leaves. I am in NJ zone 7b. It is late October. I generally water from above and it is planted in a pot with drainage but it is level, meaning the top roots are not above the dirt. I would say top leaves look like they are developing what looks like a looks “powdery mildew.” I do not want this exotic to die and would love for it to eventually flower and fruit…..though I do only have ONE tree.

1. How to improve its health?
2. How could it ever bear fruit?

Any advice it helpful…Gina, NJ

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
October 22, 2015

Powdery Mildew is usually easy to identify.

Usually caused by damp conditions and lack of air flow.

Treat the plant and perhaps adding some air circulation in your garage area may improve the damp conditions. Don't aim it directly on the plant.

Here are some links for you.

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Asked by
zvipesh on
May 1, 2016
irvine, CA. USA

Q. Problem with Jaboticaba tree

The Jaboticaba tree is about 15 years old. It has given lots of fruits last year (actually multiple crops). I just noticed that the leaves are changing colors – and the tree looks like it is not doing well.

See attached pictures of leaves turning reddish color and the normal color leaves.
I am trying to identify what is the cause – disease? lack of or too much water? nutrients?

Please let me know if you can help.


zvi peshkess

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 3, 2016

The changing leaf color could indicate nutrition deficiencies.

Here is an article with more information.

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Asked by
Celest on
September 7, 2016
Jupiter, Fl 33478

Q. Jaboticaba leaves are brown at each end

Here is a pic of the plant’s leaves. Any idea what is wrong with it? I live in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Answered by
Alisma on
September 8, 2016
Certified Expert

Brown leaf tips are usually a result of underwatering and drought, excessive fertilizer, or damage from high salt content or other toxins in the soil. See this article for more:

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Asked by
Ashleecatt on
August 5, 2017

Q. Jaboticaba (MYRCIARIA CAULIFLORA) leaf drop

My jaboticaba dropped a TON off leaves after I received it from Florida… It took just a couple of days to get here but I placed it in pretty bright sunlight. I did not report it but at one point it did dry out. It appears pretty root bound. Is it going to be ok? It\’s about two feet tall and went from living outside to being a house plant…

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
August 13, 2017

This tree is not likely to do well in an indoor environment.
This link will help you with information on growing and care.

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