Or... Should we threaten others to do what we want?
Maybe I'm too cruel...
Yeah... I'm a cruel gardener.
I have a rambutan tree (Nephelium lappaceum) on my side-back yard.
This tree is six years old, and it's about five meters tall.
When I was buy this little plant, the seller told me that this plant have a high quality and good variety "Rapiah".
He also told me that this is a grafting plant, and so at the second year the plant could be start the fruiting stage.
But what happened with my rambutan tree...
The plant have never show me the flowers also the fruits.
I have done so many ways to make it blooms, but no progress.
Pruning, fertilizing, water stressing, chopped its bark on the lower main stem, tied rod plant with wire, put some steel spikes on the main stem and many more.
I was desperate...
I threatened this plant, "If this year you are not flowering, I will cut you down!"
Finally, this plant is showing me its flowers also its little fruits.
I'm so glad to see that.
I can't wait to taste the fruits.
|Young flower buds|
Or actually, the plant is already in its maturity stage to set flowers and fruit.
Maybe this plant is not from a grafting plant, but from seed.
On the optimum condition, Rambutan trees from seed usually start their flowering stage on the six or seven years old after transplanted.
But on the normal condition, first flower will emerge at the eight years old. What do you think about this case?