About Japanese Katsura Trees: How To Take Care Of A Katsura Tree
The name “Katsura” means “tree of happiness”. They are popular in Japan.
The word “katsurasu” (指定) literally means “to take care of something”. So it’s like taking care of a child or pet. But it’s not just children and pets; they’re used for everything from decoration to furniture to even houses!
Japanese Katsura trees are very popular because they’re easy to grow and maintain. They’re also pretty sturdy.
There are many different types of Japanese Katsura trees, but all have one thing in common – they need plenty of sunlight! If you don’t get enough light, the leaves will turn yellow and eventually fall off. The best way to make sure your plants get enough light is with a photoperiod (a schedule that keeps them getting their required amount of sun).
If you want to learn how to take care of a Japanese Katsura tree, read on! You’ll find out what kinds of things to do and where to put them so they get the most sunlight possible.
How To Take Care Of A Japanese Katsura Tree: How To Keep Them From Turning Yellow
There are several ways you can keep your Japanese Katsura trees from turning yellow. If you’re using a pot, they might turn yellow because they don’t get enough sunlight.
If this is the case, you should place them somewhere (on a porch or deck) that gets a lot of sun.
Another reason why your tree might turn yellow is because there isn’t enough humidity around it. If this is the case, you need to buy a humidifier and place it in the same room as your tree.
Or, you could just put the tree outside! This solves the problem of low humidity (as long as it’s not freezing out).
This is pretty self-explanatory, but make sure your tree doesn’t have holes in its container! Little pests and rodents might try to make a home in there, which obviously isn’t good for your tree.
Check your pot every once in awhile. If you find any holes, throw the tree out or repot it.
Sometimes, Japanese Katsura trees turn yellow for no apparent reason at all. It just happens sometimes.
If this is the case, there’s nothing you can really do about it except wait it out. The yellowing will eventually go away on its own.
How To Take Care Of A Japanese Katsura Tree: Where To Put Them
As we said before, Japanese Katsura trees need a lot of sun, so you should place them somewhere that gets a lot of it. The best places to put them are:
On a porch or deck
In the yard
On the roof of your house (as long as it gets enough sun) If you want to put your tree on the roof, make sure it’s a small one! Otherwise, you might have problems getting it through your window.
If you live in an apartment, you can place your tree by a large window that gets a lot of sun. You could also place it by a window that gets indirect sunlight (when the sun is out, the tree should face away from the sun).
Or, you could place it in a room that has lights that imitate natural sunlight. These lights are not as strong as real sunlight, so you shouldn’t use them unless you have no other choice.
Make sure your Japanese Katsura tree has enough water! You should water it as soon as you think it needs it.
Check the soil every couple of days. If it feels dry, give it more water. Do not over water your tree, though! This can be just as bad as not watering it enough. Use common sense to decide when your tree needs water.
Finally, if you’re using a pot, make sure you clean it every once in awhile. This prevents fungus from growing and infecting your tree.
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Stratification and light improve germination of Katsura tree seed by MS Dosmann, JK Iles, MP Widrlechner – HortTechnology, 2000 – journals.ashs.org
Cercidiphyllum japonicum (Katsura) ID# 1139 by C Curry – 2020 – digitalcommons.salve.edu
Effect of timing of winter weed control on the growth of young peach trees under sod culture by M Itoh, S Kobayashi, K Manabe… – Journal of the Japanese …, 1997 – jstage.jst.go.jp
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