- Looking for something unique and easy to grow?. Try Buddha's Hand!. Not only is this fruit extremely ornamental, it has many uses from making candy with it to laundry soap to medicinal purposes.
- Buddha's Hand Tips
- Best time to plant: Anytime night temperatures are at least 50F and expected to rise in the next month or so. This is going to be mid to late spring for most people.
- Sun: Full sun anywhere in the U.S. It doesn't grow well in the shade.
- Winter: Will tolerate temperatures in the low 20f's no problem. If your ground freezes in the winter, you may need to grow this in a pot.
- Growth structure: This is naturally a shrub. It can grow up to 10-15ft.
- Fruiting: This tree flowers in the spring and fruits ripen late in the year, beginning of next year. Self-pollinating, you only need 1 tree to get fruit.
- Watering: In containers, water when 50% dry. In ground, let soil dry about 6-12" and water. Follow that rule its first year in ground. As your tree gets older, you will need to deep water. Do not keep wet.
- Fertilization: In containers, any slow release fertilizer will work. In ground, compost and mulch is all you will ever need. No special fertilizers needed.
- Container Grown: This plant does well in a container with proper maintenance.
- Personal Growing Tip: Once you plant this tree in ground, no top growth is normal until the tree roots in ground. The rooting process can take 1 year+ depending on your local night temperatures. Hot=It Grows faster, Cold=It grows slower.
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