Neem Tree

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  1. Can I Plant Neem in a Pot?
  2. Pests and Fungus
  3. how to make big trees straight
Asked by cspice on October 2, 2012
Can I Plant Neem in a Pot?

Can I plant neem in a pot?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
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.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
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.

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theficuswrangler

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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