Hello! I am new to this board, and hope you can help me. Out of curiosity, I planted the seeds from a Star Fruit (carambola) about 2 months ago, and just as I was about to throw the cups away, I noticed that they'd finally sprouted! Yeay! :lol:
I have 3 seeds each in two yogurt cups with clear lids sitting on a SE facing windowsill and the temp. in the house stays at a constant 72deg. The tallest plant is pale green, about an inch tall, with 2 big leaves and some smaller (?) ones growing out its top. I was surprised by how fast it had grown over the last few days. When I left for the holiday on Wednesday it was barely poking through the soil! Now its tall enough to touch the lid!
So my question: What do I do now? I dont care if it never bears fruit, I just think its neat to have one. Should I thin out the cup and just leave the big plant? Should I take the top off the container b/c the leaves are touching it? When can I transplant it to a more permanant home? Right now, they're growing in a mixture of sand, cactus soil and all-purpose potting soil and was initially misted with water from my fish tank.
Any advice would be much appreciated as I've never tried anything like this! Thanks!