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Asked by
DrewGatchel on
March 27, 2016

Q. Carambola (Starfruit) Leaf help!

My young carambola tree is showing signs of distress through the leaves and I am not sure what to do. It’s got plenty of water and the pH doesn’t look imbalanced. The leaves are curling up and falling off. Any help?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
March 29, 2016
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It appears that your young tree has signs of iron chlorosis.

Here is a link with more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/starfruit/container-grown-starfruit.htm

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Answered by
MajorAntidote on
April 4, 2018
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My Carambola looked like that in it's first winter when I was overwatering it. The colder it got, I realized, the less water it needed. Maybe temp fluctuation is the problem?

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Answered by
DrewGatchel on
March 29, 2016
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I'm still not convinced because it has seemed to be fine all winter until now, where they've been rapidly drying up and/or curling and then falling off at an alarming rate. I thought that Iron Chlorosis was more of just yellowing that would cause them to drop.

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Asked by
Reba McPherson on
October 20, 2017

Q. Plants for an atrium in Miami, florida

Do you have suggestions for plants that would give color and provide interesting texture and do well in an atrium in the middle of a house in Miami, Florida? Thank you.

Answered by
BushDoctor on
October 20, 2017
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I have always like the Carambola. The Starfruit. This interesting little tree would do quite perfectly in such a controlled environment. They make great container trees, as they remain somewhat short. But will produce, even from seed, at an early age. Usually this is around the 2-3 year mark. These edible fruit are a wonderful specimen for any indoor nursery.

Here is an article for more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/starfruit/container-grown-starfruit.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
July 16, 2018

Q. Saving a star plant

How can I help this star plant look better?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 17, 2018
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