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Posted 1Y ago by @MayTheyThrive

Dropping leaves

Help! Jack is turning into a stick. What do I do? #Jackfruit
2ft to light, direct
11” pot with drainage
Last watered 1 year ago
@MayTheyThrive I ran this thru LeafSnap and your tree is mislabeled. It’s actually a Sassafras tree.
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Fall Foliage
Once the leaves bud out in late spring, they remain green through the summer and early fall. The oval leaves grow 4 to 8 inches long and 2 to 4 inches wide. Try picking a leaf and crushing it in your hand to release the pungent aroma. In fall, sassafras displays a riot of color turning yellow, purple, red and scarlet. A deciduous tree, sassafras sheds all its leaves in winter.
Mornin, Jo! How long have you had the plant inside?

Oftentimes our plants don't get enough light. Is there a way you can give your plant more light?

At lease one good thing is it's winter and many of my trees have lost their leaves. I know that they'll grow back in the spring. (:
@sarahsalith thanks for chiming in :)
@KikiGoldblatt Wow, thank you so much for taking the time to look it up and take that extra step!

I'm not very good at identifying plants, but in this particular case, I'm totally sure that it's a Jackfruit.

So, funny story. My brother-in-law comes over with this crazy fruit he picked up in a Vietnamese store and that he remembered from his travels to Thailand. Ah, yes, my first encounter with the wacky Jackfruit.

I ate it, saved a seed, planted it, and voila! Jack was born.

The app would have it be an avocado tree, but I do know for sure that it wasn't an avocado that I was eating πŸ˜‚

Planting that seed turned out to be a whim made in haste, because now I have to care for the thing, and he seems to be quite finnicky. He grows leaves, I grow happy. He drops leaves, my countenance drops. Meanwhile, he becomes more and more just a stick.

But you know, @sarahsalith I think you got a point. The light has diminished since this summer (when he got burnt in the west window). Maybe I should reconsider his location. Thanks for the tip!

Oh, and I love sassafras! We have them around here (while the Jackfruit sure isn't a native, which Jack proved last summer when I tried to put him out). The highest point here in SC is Sassafras Mountain. (A little trivia to round out my rambling πŸ˜‚)

So thank you both! I'll try to apply light and patience and see how Jack takes it 😊
@MayTheyThrive Jo you are so very welcome! Wishing you lots of luck πŸ€