Have been given a Monkey Puzzle tree but have no idea on how to look after it. Can you please advise?
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.
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?
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:
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
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.
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?
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.
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
Here is a link that will help;
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?
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:
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
This is actually common for the lower, older branches to die off as the plant ages.
Here is a link with more information.