NOTE: The terms Jackfruit and Artocarpus heterophyllus are identical in this text; in reality, Artocarpus heterophyllus is Jackfruit’s biological word.
The tropical jackfruit tree is a large evergreen tree that can produce fruit. New trees can start producing fruit within a few years, because it has a fast growth rate. The best time to plant it is in the spring. The tree’s trunk is straight and has brown bark. Large branches with glossy green leaves are extended from it.
In the fall, the tree produces showy green flowers that can be seen at other points in the year. The yellow-green, kidney bean-shaped fruits mature on the tree in the middle of the summer. Some fruits can weigh 80 pounds or more, though they average between 10 and 40 pounds. The yellow flesh is slightly sweet and has been compared to bananas and pineapples.
Why does my Artocarpus heterophyllus roots have rot?
Root rot on your Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) can be fatal if not treated with care. For this reason, we strongly recommend that you follow our guide to keep your plant alive if the symptoms occur: Root soft and blackened.
Why does my Jackfruit have gray mold spots?
Gray mold spots are a specific fungus that regularly harms flowers and spreads swiftly. If you notice any brown (or gray) spots, this fungus is probably to cause. You risk your plant dying if you ignore these warning indications.
The answer is obvious once you recognize the cause of the problem. Most frequently, it results from the Artocarpus heterophyllus being overwatered. We strongly advise you to remove the damaged plant parts, cut off the diseased roots and leaves, and then repot your plant in a new container with sterile potting soil.
Why does my Jackfruit have leaf spots?
This type of disease is one of the most frustrating for Jackfruit owners, we give you all the leads to spot and save your plants that present symptoms such as leaves that suddenly change color, or wilt/droop.
Why are my Jackfruit leaves turning yellow?
In the world of horticulture, yellowing leaves are undoubtedly the most common problem. The two main causes of this problem are overwatering and a lack of nutrition.
Whether you think your plants are getting too much water, cut back on how often you water them, and take the following measures to see if they might be nutritionally deficient:
Here are some indicators of yellowing on the Artocarpus heterophyllus brought on by its numerous flaws:
- Yellow patches between leaf veins on elder leaves are the first sign of magnesium shortage. Veins continue to be green while the leaf’s core turns yellow. The leaf’s edges yellow last.
- Yellowing between leaf veins is another sign of iron shortage, but young leaves on plant tops and branch tips are initially affected.
- Sulfur deficiency starts with the newest leaves, turning them yellow throughout.
- Potassium deficiency shows itself when leaf edges turn bright yellow, but the inner leaf stays green. Older leaves show symptoms first, and leaf edges soon turn brown.
- A lack of nitrogen is indicated by a widespread yellowing. Older, inner leaves are the first to yellow. As the yellowing progresses, it eventually touches young leaves as well.
You only need to respond to the signs mentioned above. A gardening store expert will be able to provide you advice on how to purchase a specific soil to treat a potassium or nitrogen deficiency. Additionally, you can reduce how often you water your plants.
Is my Jackfruit sunburned?
It is quite easy to find out if your Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) has been burned by the sun. Just like on us, your plant will change color in this case, it will start to turn yellow or white.
As we saw above, if your Jackfruit receives too much water or not enough light, the leaves may also change color.
The bottom of the yellow leaves with a shaded area closer to the base can be examined to determine if they have been sunburned. If this part remains greener, the yellow leaf is most likely sunburned and not something else.
Why are my Jackfruit leaves turning brown?
A plant’s browning leaves are typically a symptom that it has been sunburned and has been exposed to excessive amounts of direct sunlight. Don’t worry; your plant probably won’t perish as a result, but its growth will be negatively impacted.
Should I leave my Artocarpus heterophyllus in direct sunlight?
No! If your Artocarpus heterophyllus (or Jackfruit) has the symptoms described above, don’t leave it in direct sunlight, that’s the reason why your Jackfruit is in such a state!
The remedy, as said in the paragraph above, is simple: just move your plant’s Jackfruit out of direct sunlight. Your plant should swiftly re-grow with this strategy and appropriate watering.
Why are my Artocarpus heterophyllus leaves drooping or wilting ?
This typically occurs when your Artocarpus heterophyllus gets dehydrated. Large plants are more at risk since they naturally require more water than smaller plants.
An easy way to know if your Artocarpus heterophyllus is lacking water is to under-weigh its pot, if it looks light, it means that the soil and the roots are probably quite dry, and therefore need water!
In order to ensure that the roots of your plant receive the water’s benefits, you must first moisten the soil in the container if it is absolutely dry. One common error is to immediately drown the Jackfruit after a dry period in the belief that it requires a lot of water.
This is true, but the easiest way to end it is to give too much water at once. Instead, you should water the soil properly, returning to a peaceful watering rhythm.
Caring Tips for Artocarpus heterophyllus
Water is necessary for your plant to live, but timing and amount of watering must be balanced. Overwatering could have disastrous effects on your own name, as we already mentioned.
Touching the soil will let you know whether your plant needs water or not; if it still feels damp, it’s generally best to wait a few more days.
Always keep temperatures stable
It’s also a good idea to keep your Artocarpus heterophyllus at a constant temperature, especially if it’s kept indoors. In general, at GreenShack, we suggest booking a temperature between 65 and 85 degrees F. Of course, keep your Artocarpus heterophyllus away from radiators, air conditioners, and other sources of hot or cold air.
Keep your Jackfruit Dust-Free
This one relates to indoor plants. Just like your furniture, dust collects on the leaves of your indoor plants. The issue is that this can block the photosynthesis process from starting, which would cause the plants to gradually lose their color.
This would be a true journey into hell for your Jackfruit and would also satisfy the pests.
Take a microfiber cloth and gently massage the plant’s leaves to get rid of the dust. Use a damp cloth to make dust removal easier, but avoid using corrosive materials like rubbing alcohol!
Keep drainage in mind
If you tend to overwater, you need to pay attention to your drainage, and we advise choosing a saucer and a pot with drainage holes if they are not already there.
If your pots don’t already have holes in them, you can add volcanic rocks (or any other pebbles with holes) to the bottom of your pot in the meantime. This will assist in creating a channel and keep the water from pooling there for an extended period of time, protecting the roots from decay.