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Tower of jewels plant care

This is a discussion on Tower of jewels plant care within the Off-Topic forums, part of the Foundation category, I know this is a really simple question but I can't seem to find a proper answer. The tower has ...

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I know this is a really simple question but I can't seem to find a proper answer. The tower has stopped growing and there are no new buds. We've tried a few things with no effect.

I cut some new shoots from the bottom just to see what would happen. There were 2 new shoots which got quite a bit of branching before they stopped growing. One got eaten in about 3 days and the other in 10 days.

I was very careful not to cut all the way through the bark to the wood underneath. It hasn't seemed to make much difference.

I don't really want to take any chances now. The last thing I'd want is to have some disease. My parents have been saying that it's the best plant in their gardens.

Any advice is appreciated.

-David

Well, I suppose it does kind of sound like a good thing. The plants seem to be fine, but have they actually been producing buds for the last 10 days?

Yes they have. As of this afternoon I took a picture to show you.

The flowers appear to be healthy but it could just be that they are just not producing much. It's not the case for the first branch but it does seem that it is the case for the second. I'll have to wait till spring to know for sure.

My wife was worried about a disease but we think it is some sort of nutrient deficiency. They just seemed to be getting very little out of the soil.

-David

I agree with the others that they would not look healthy and well rooted if that were the case. Since they are not flowering and seem to be having problems, I think you could take the chance and try to prune them. That's my opinion. I'm sure someone else will have another opinion. It will probably just take a day or so to figure out what to do.

I trimmed them down to 2 1/2 or 3 inches from the plant base. I was more worried about them getting lost in the snow rather than their size. They are still about 2 inches tall.

I should add that I tried to keep the bark intact and try to avoid pruning through the bark. I trimmed them down right above the leaves to try and get it closer to the soil and I made sure to clip it off well away from any large twigs.

Any feedback will be greatly appreciated.

-David

Hi David,

Your wife is right. Even if it was something that would grow more quickly that could be the culprit. I would suggest you try to root the plants and see what happens. That is my only suggestion since you had been trimming them down, and it seemed to have had a positive impact. I hope it works out for you.

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I've been trying to think of how to fix this over the last week, I've tried a variety of things, and the problem still continues to exist. I've planted quite a few plants over the past week and the problem isn't getting better, unfortunately. I have a big garden with a lot of plants, many of which have the same problem.

When I pulled out the plants that needed it last week, I noticed something about the plant when I pulled it out that I was not aware of before. Some of the plants that I pulled were growing in a clump, and when I removed one of them it had a little root attached to the plant, as though something was still attached to the soil and I made sure to clip it off well away from any large twigs.

Any feedback will be greatly appreciated.

-David

What type of plants are you talking about and can you include pictures of the plants that have the same issue?

When I pulled out the plants that needed it last week, I noticed something about the plant when I pulled it out that I was not aware of before. Some of the plants that I pulled were growing in a clump, and when I removed one of them it had a little root attached to the plant, as though something was still attached to the soil and I made sure to clip it off well away from any large twigs.

Any feedback will be greatly appreciated.

-David

I have a large planting of Echinacea. I suspect I have some large thistle weed. I know that is usually the one I use it for, but I suspect that this one is an Echinacea.

It has been growing like this for a while. I've already pulled out one of the plants to give them more room.

Thanks for the insight, I've never thought about that. I've got all kinds of things planted, I may have to do a better job of trimming around them as they grow.

If you are pulling a plant out, you need to pull up the whole plant and don't leave any roots still in the ground. The ground is a lot of places can rot and hold onto your roots. The weed needs to be pulled up and any other roots with it.

When I first posted I was not concerned with that. However, I have pulled some other things out over the past few weeks, so I checked out this video as a little precaution. Thanks for posting this David.

I would agree with Dave's post, just to make sure.I have not pulled any of my plants out, but just to make sure I do as they say. I've had some years that I've pulled some of my plants out, but not this year. I'll keep an eye on that part as well. Thanks for all the great information you've provided on this forum.