Tamarind Tree

Tamarind Seedling

Anonymous added on February 19, 2014 | Answered

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?

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Answered on February 19, 2014

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

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