Syrian Rue Culture
Answered by: Inge Poot
Question from: Matt Hartley
Posted on: July 13, 1998

Do you have any growing tips for the syrian rue. The problem I am having is that the plant will grow and die back, and it will only grow about three inches (7.5 cm) high.

Syrian rue needs full sun and a well-drained to dry, poor soil. If you are growing it too wet, the roots will die causing the top to go limp and die because the remaining roots can’t keep up with evaporation. If you are growing the plant too rich, the growth will be too lush and soft and become very susceptible to fungus infection and bug damage. If you grow the plant in too low light, it will produce thin stretched out soft growth that gets knocked over by any wind and also dries out too quickly during droughts. All three cases would give you an unthrifty plant. I hope you can spot what your plant is trying to tell you and correct the problem !

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