Correct way to prune for maximum branching.
Courtesy Martin (Denmark)
Hand Pollination 1
Hand Pollination 3
Simple root pruning
Root Pruning for Centipede Roots:
Cut straight across, trim edge diagonally, allow to callous over, plant in dry soil until rooted.
Root Pruning for Elephant Roots:
Cut straight across, then cut an X or star 1/2" deep into the cut stem end, allow to callous over, plant in dry soil until rooted.
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Difference in leaf pad and flower of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter Cactus.
Macro- and Micro-nutrient deficiency table
Visual difference between fertile female, hermaphrodite, and male papaya blooms. A tree with all male blooms will not yield fruit and must be removed.