- Mar 20, 2017
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Hello all - I saved this tree (original owner said it was coffee teee) from a near death in 2012 and have loved it like a son since then. It has been living indoors with my mother in Montana for the past 2 years until this winter when she found the soil was infested with bugs. Not being able to take it outside to thoroughly treat it, we had to discard the tree. But she took a cutting off the very top and now I'm trying to get it it to root in Southern California. I used rooting hormone on the freshly cut tip and have it in a "Cactus, Palm & Citrus" potting soil which I know is not ideal but does contain a good amount of sand and perlite. I have been watering scarcely. It's sitting in the kitchen under a skylight getting indirect sunlight. However the leaves are starting to droop slightly and I'm worried I'm just going to watch it die over the next few weeks. Is there anything that I can do? If this dies, I will morn it like I've lost my only child. Yes that's ridiculous but it's accurate. Any resources or tips anyone can dispense would be greatly appreciated. I wish there was a hospital you could take plants to!