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Asked by DrewGatchel on March 27, 2016
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?

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It appears that your young tree has signs of iron chlorosis.

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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
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.

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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.

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