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Macadamia Nut Seeds & Trees
The best soil we found for starting Macadamia Nuts is Tree & Shrub Planting Mix with slow release pellets. Fill a pot almost full then carefully place the nut with the root down & fill the pot with the planting mix, pat down the soil around the nut then water. Keep moist until you see the sprout coming up from the soil. Sometimes the nut will actually push itself right out of the soil! If this happens just top again with more planting mix to cover. The young tree should be provided with plenty of light & protected from winds. Macadamias dislike frost or sitting in pools of water but otherwise are tough & have few pests. Nuts are produced after 4 to 6 years if grown in a temperate to tropical climate.
Succulents - Blue Century Agave, Prickly Pear, Jade, Pencil Cactus, Aeonium
All succulents are naturally drought tolerant plants due to their ability of storing water in their leaves, stems or roots. They are easy care plants when grown in full sun with a well draining soil mixture. Succulents can not take frost or snow. Frost will kill or damage a succulent in a matter of minutes! Succulents make great container plants so if it freezes in your area plant in a container that you can take in during cold snaps.
Hawaiian Plumeria Cuttings
When planting the cutting, dip the cut end in RooTone� or other root hormone with fungicide. Plant it shallow in sand or perlite mixed with potting soil as good drainage is necessary. Stake the cutting for support or place it against the side of the container for additional support while forming roots. Water sparingly but keep the soil moist. Place the cutting in strong or full sunlight. Bottom heat by placing the container on sun-baked concrete can help promote faster root formation and growth. New leaf growth signals that the roots have formed this usually takes 6-8 weeks. Tip cuttings may bloom the first year if latent buds are already in the tip on the cutting, but generally takes one or more years to produce their own blossoms. Plumerias have an abundance of gorgeous & fragrant flowers from early summer until fall. In the tropics some varieties can grow to a height of over 30 feet. All varieties can be planted and pruned into a large hedge when grown in the garden or kept as a flowering container plant. Plumeria's 2 to 4 inch flowers are extremly fragrant, so plant trees close to windows & patio areas to enjoy the exquisite fragrance. Plumerias go dormant in the winter & come back in the spring.
Plant in a sunny location & keep moist for the first few weeks until the roots have taken hold. They can be grown as an unusal houseplant when put in a bright sunny location and watered at least 3 times a week. No sunny location inside? Potted cane can be grown with the assistance of a 40-watt grow light. When planted in a row they make a natural privacy barrier & a nice wind break. Sugarcane grown outdoors can reach a height from 4 to 12 feet and may take up to 18 months for a stalk to fully mature. When grown in tropical to sub-tropical climate they will multiply quickly. The number of canes will approximately double each preceding growing season as well as becoming thicker each year. Regularly remove dead leaves and weeds from the soil or the growth of the cane stalk can be stunted. Mature Sugarcane are harvested by cutting level with the soil. This allows the original roots to regrow at least 2 - 3 more times before new ratoons are required. After harvesting be sure to continue the same watering & care as when the plant was actively growing above ground level.
Loquat Trees & Seeds
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