Fatsia flower stalk?

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Cardiffcol

Fatsia flower stalk?

Post by Cardiffcol » Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:23 pm

This is probs and easy question for the vast majority on here, but here goes.... First time my Fatsia has flowered and I'm unsure what to do after its finished! Do you cut the stalk off or let it just die back naturally. Thanks

fern Rob

Re: Fatsia flower stalk?

Post by fern Rob » Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:42 pm

I have done both and it's made no difference, they just send up new growing points from each side.

flounder

Re: Fatsia flower stalk?

Post by flounder » Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:44 pm

I leave mine to get on with it

Conifers
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Re: Fatsia flower stalk?

Post by Conifers » Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:55 pm

If it flowers and starts to develop fruit, keep it.

If it gets frosted and turns brown before the flowers are fully out, there's a high risk that the mushy frost-damaged part will rot and spread the rot down into the main stem, killing part or all of the branch. So if this happens, prune out the flowerhead before the rot spreads.

Mr List

Re: Fatsia flower stalk?

Post by Mr List » Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:09 pm

I often just snap them off but really doesn't matter. unless it is a very young plant even if they get frosted and rot it wouldn't do any real harm to the plant as a worst case scenario.

Tom2006
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Re: Fatsia flower stalk?

Post by Tom2006 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:30 pm

Mine has got one for the first this year. icon_thumleft
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fern Rob

Re: Fatsia flower stalk?

Post by fern Rob » Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:19 pm

I have just noticed my Fatsia has two flower stalks growing on it.

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