Chinese Elm! (advice)

broocewayneApril 4, 2014

Okay so I just got in my Chinese elm, and it looks great! I really don't want to mess anything up with it, it's currently under 2 t5's bulbs, getting roughly 13 hours a day with it, I'm going to water it whenever the top soil is dry, and water it until it drains from the hole in the bottom. Fertilize roughly every two weeks due to its spring! I know they can be grown indoors I've seen it done so that's what I'm trying to accomplish!

If I've missed ANYTHING please let me know, or if anything I've said is wrong!

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broocewayne

I've actually decided to keep it outside, so on that note, should it be okay?

    Bookmark   April 5, 2014 at 7:57PM
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moochinka

Don't know enough about your microclimate (except that it's Texas vs e.g. England, a more appropriate climate), or conditions you'll keep it in. Don't grow it in tropical conditions because it's not a tropical, a garden plant or a house plant.

    Bookmark   April 5, 2014 at 11:09PM
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broocewayne

Well it'll be kept mainly in shade with the exception of maybe 3 to 4 hours of direct Sun, in the summer it can reach 100 so then I'll move it more into the shaded area! Other than that, should it be okay? Anything to watch out for?

    Bookmark   April 5, 2014 at 11:45PM
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broocewayne

The leaves are starting to look like this? What does this mean?

    Bookmark   April 6, 2014 at 10:35AM
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moochinka

Either too much water or too much heat.

I can't answer for

    Bookmark   April 6, 2014 at 5:56PM
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broocewayne

Okay so don't move it around? and keeping it inside Under two t5 fluorescent lights will be okay? I'm just trying really hard not to screw this up! and the fluorescent don't give off too much heat so its probably over-watering, yet i noticed around the edges of the leaves were browning, could that be from when I put it outside in the sun? what would be the ideal conditions for a Chinese elm, thats all i have to know.

    Bookmark   April 6, 2014 at 6:18PM
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