Top Questions About Monkey Puzzle Trees

Click on links below to jump to that question.

Questions About Monkey Puzzle Trees

Asked by
Malcolm on
November 27, 2011

Q. Advice on Care of a Monkey Puzzle Tree

Have been given a Monkey Puzzle tree but have no idea on how to look after it. Can you please advise?

Answered by
Heather on
November 28, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

They need bright sunlight, as bright as you can give them if you are growing it indoors. They do not like to be in wet soil, but also they need to have water available. So, look for a well draining soil, but check the soil frequently and water it if it dry to the touch on top. Fertilize it once every 3-4 months or so.

00
Was this answer useful?
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!
Asked by
Mandyreev on
April 7, 2015

Q. monkey puzzle trees in pots

I have two very small monkey puzzle trees in pots outside. Can I have some advice? I need to know what size pot and what soil to use, plus should I feed them?

Answered by
shelley on
April 7, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

How tall is your monkey puzzle tree and what size pot is it in now? a tree that is a few feet tall would probably do well in a 7 to 15 gallon pot - the bigger the pot the more years of growth it will have in that pot.

The following article will specify the kind of soil and fertilizer regimen that you should follow:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/monkey-puzzle/monkey-puzzle-indoors.htm

00
Was this answer useful?
Asked by
harasdon2 on
June 28, 2015

Q. Why are my monkey puzzle trees dying?

I planted some monkey puzzle tree seeds last winter and successfully grew them indoors for about 6 months. In March, I repotted them (2-3 per pot)and put them in my outdoor greenhouse. Since then, one by one, they are slowly dying and I wondered whether anyone could give me some advice, please? When can monkey puzzle seedlings be planted outdoors? Is it too humid in a greenhouse for them? Many thanks! Sarah

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 29, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

Monkey Puzzle is hardy to zones 7 thru 11.
What temperature was the greenhouse kept at during the winter months?

Here is an excellent article that explain the care and growing conditions.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/monkey-puzzle/monkey-puzzle-indoors.htm

00
Was this answer useful?
Asked by
daigeebo on
July 30, 2015

Q. Monkey Puzzle tree

I have a well established Monkey Puzzle tree and parts of the lower branches have turned brown. Is there a common cause for this and is there anything I can do to improve it?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
August 1, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

There could be a few reasons including natural aging of the plant.
There are very specific growing needs and conditions of the Monkey Puzzle Tree.
Here is a link to refresh you on the care and pinpoint the issue.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/monkey-puzzle/monkey-puzzle-indoors.htm

00
Was this answer useful?
Asked by
malkumgibson on
June 4, 2016

Q. Starting a Monkey Puzzle tree from suckers

Hola,
I live in Ecuador and have a few Monkey Puzzle trees. I had to have one cut down. Coming from the stump are 8 or 10 suckers from 1/2 to 1 meter tall. I have friends that would like one of these trees in there yard. How can I take these suckers and make starter trees from them?
Regards

Answered by
LuvaLeigh on
June 7, 2016
Asked by
Ranjith on
August 23, 2016

Q. monkey puzzle tree in outdoor container

Need tips for growing a monkey puzzle tree in an outdoor container. What soil must be used in the container and what fertilizer needs to be used, and at what intervals?

Answered by
Alisma on
August 24, 2016
Certified Expert
A.

The best soil for monkey puzzle trees is a very well-drained soil containing a high proportion of bark, coconut coir, expanded clay, and such materials in addition to a smaller amount of organic matter. You can start with a smaller container and repot in larger containers as the tree grows. This article has more information on fertilizer:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/monkey-puzzle/monkey-puzzle-indoors.htm

00
Was this answer useful?
Asked by
Anonymous on
November 9, 2016

Q. monkey puzzle tree

Have had the tree for 5 months and the branch tips are pointing down and the color is not a nice green anymore. I feed it with Miracle Grow houseplant food a couple drops in the water. It is placed in front of the window pointing west. Cannot find any information on the computer.

Thanks
Johanna klotz

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
November 10, 2016
Certified Expert
A.

This is actually common for the lower, older branches to die off as the plant ages.
Here is a link with more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/monkey-puzzle/monkey-puzzle-indoors.htm

00
Was this answer useful?
1 2
Learn

Learn From
Your Peers on
Our Blog

Visit Our Blog
The website that started it all!
Main Website

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert

Learn More