Top Questions About Neem Tree

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Questions About Neem Tree

Asked by
cspice on
October 2, 2012

Q. Can I Plant Neem in a Pot?

Can I plant neem in a pot?

Answered by
Nikki on
October 3, 2012
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In a word, yes. Seeds can be planted about an inch deep in potting soil in a large pot. Use a balanced fertilizer monthly once sprouted, which can take anywhere from a few days to a week or so and water only after the soil becomes dry. Also, keep the neem plant in a warm area that receives plenty of sunlight. You will need to prune regularly to keep the plant under control, cutting limbs off as close to the tree as possible. Pruning is performed in early spring and late summer.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
February 7, 2014

Q. Pests and Fungus

My sweet neem suffered fungus and insect problems in summer. What can I do? Basil also sufferd from pest and there’s a problem with dried barley.

Answered by
Nikki on
February 7, 2014
Certified Expert
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Neem oil is good to use for controlling both insect pests and fungal problems. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/problems/pests/neem-oil-uses.htm

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Asked by
Nilesh Sukhadiya on
September 23, 2014

Q. how to make big trees straight

At the corner of my house, I have 1 big neem tree, which is 8 years old, as this year due to heavy wind and rainfall the position of the tree is slant. I want to save this tree, so please give me guidance on how to make this tree straight.

Answered by
theficuswrangler on
September 24, 2014
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Since you're asking this question on the houseplant forum, I'll assume your neem tree is potted. A leaning tree is not a life threatening condition, but I can understand why you want to straighten it. It's not difficult - stand the tree up straight in the pot, and work soil around it and under it, then water it well to settle the soil around the roots, and add some more soil if needed. You can put a couple of stakes into the pot, and tie the tree to them, to help it continue to stand straight. https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/straighten-tree.htm

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