Yaay its working now, ive no idea what this plant is, but i love it, i have noticed its quite baldy down the bottom, i have took a layer of compost of and added new compost, these little twigs that have nothing on them, do i cut them off?
Mine is almost 25 years old. Yes, cut off the twiggy bits with no leaves unless you can see tiny buds of new foliage
scratch the bark with your fingernail, if it's green underneath leave it: if brown cut it off.
OK thank you, will do. Where does the plant come from? Sure ive seen it in Spain?
Ive just googled it, 98ft in natural surroundings lol wow.
The biggest one I've seen is in the Botanical Garden in Kandy in Sri Lanka
Wow some size eh? lol
I have the variegated form in my living room. It's 40 years old and 2 metres high.
It likes a light place but not full sun. I give it liquid feeds from spring through summer then just water from mid autumn and through winter. I trim all the little bare brown sticky stems to keep it neat. Every now and again I take it upstairs and stand it in the shower to freshen up the foliage and when we go on hols I gather all our houseplants in the shower and bath and give them a good rinsing down and soak the compost in the pots thoroughly then leave them all gathered together making a micro climate and come home to very healthy, happy plants.
I could never lift my plant upstairs too heavy.
Try it when the compost is dry as that's lighter or just take it outside for an occasional rain shower but don't leave it out in the sun.
Good idea its right next to my front door, i could just slip it outside for a shower eh? thanks never thought of that lol xx