Monkey Tree, name, growth,

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  1. greenvy

    greenvy Member

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    I purchased this plant (monkey tree) May 2008, as shown in pot
    2nd photo in ground taken today Jan 2010
    size of tree is no taller but the branches seem fatter and fuller
    the group of 4 at the top seems to have shortened!! Can this happen
    all our neighbors have these trees and theirs seem to be growing 1 to 2 ft per year
    what is the name of mine?
    why doesn't mine grow faster?
    the plant is very sturdy, beautiful brilliant coloring, the points are sharp as a tack and extremely hard.
    Does it need plant food, more water, fertilizing?
    Any help would be appreciated
    thank you
     

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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Araucaria araucana. Slow growth normal for new, young specimens. For possible improved results remove lawn from around it, replace with small mulched area instead. Keep mulch off of stem.
     
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    thank you for your help..new to this site...just figured how to reply. you are my 2nd. very much appre'd
     

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