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Lychee & mango tree fact
sheet


from David’s Exotic
Plants
  

Watering


Mango
& Lychee trees should be watered thoroughly but then allowed to dry
out almost completely before re-watering. In the rest period (winter)
they should only be watered when the soil is almost dust dry.   When growing begins in the Spring they should be given
phostrogen feed once a week, to encourage new growth.    

Over-wintering
in the UK


Mango
& Lychee plants tend to do very well in the house;    simply
ensure the tree has plenty of light, ventilation and food, and do not
over-water.


They
should be kept on a south-facing window indoors or in a conservatory or
greenhouse not below 12°C.  


Summer months


They
both require as much sunlight and ventilation as possible. Feed once a
week with a phostrogen feed to help encourage flowers. Flowers tend to
start to sprout in June/July time. The fruits should be medium/full size
by the end of the summer.


Pests


Red
spider mite, scale insect, white fly and greenfly are the main culprits
and the best solution is to wash your plant with soapy water every few
days to cut down the insect numbers, or simply give it a good hose down.


Potting


They
require loam-based compost with either grit or bark chippings to aid
drainage.  The optimum pH is
6.5.  They should be
re-potted once a year if/when the plant becomes pot-bound.

 

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