Last year a friend at work gave me some tamarind seeds to try and germinate. Out of 4 seeds, one actually sprouted. I kept it at work where it received a lot of afternoon sun, water with distilled water and kept at a constant 70 degrees. It grew over last summer to about a height of 8 inches. In September, I retired and brought the little tamarind seedling home. A few weeks after this it dropped all it leaves. It is now just a thin stick, but still looks a little green in the stem. I have been giving it a little tap water once a week when I notice the soil is dry. My house in the winter is a very cold and dark place. Is there any chance the tamarind will recover once the brighter and warmer spring conditions arrive, or is it dead?
If the stem survives, it may regrow, but without enough light, it will have a hard time making it that long. A fluorescent light set very close to it will help. This article will help you determine if it is still alive: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/how-to-tell-if-a-plant-is-dead-and-how-to-recover-an-almost-dead-plant.htm
I want to graft a tamarind tree seedling to an older and compatible stock tree aged 2 to 3 years old. What type of stock tree is suitable and hopefully will accept the tamarind seedling grafted into/onto it? Thank you for your assistance with my question. graeme
The best way to ensure that it will graft will be to graft it to an older Tamarind tree. Generally, once you have acquired the older tree, it will already be of production age. Grafting a younger branch would not serve any useful purpose.
Letting it grow on its own rootstock will be one alternative. They do quite well on their own roots.
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