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Has anyone had any experience with an underwatered Brazilian rain tree? Time line to recover and treatment in the meantime such as extra humidity? Should I pull off all the dried up leaves? I’ve heard you should because the tree waste energy trying to fix them. If you pull them off it can make the recovery faster!!

Leaves are still capable of reduced photosynthesis, even in this state. Still signaling to the tree that new buds don't need to push. It appears you have viable buds ready to grow. Removing all the leaves will signal the tree to push new buds.
 

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A little tough to see, but buds being "held back" by remaining petiole...

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...comparatively to the other areas where the leaf was removed....
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Leaves are still capable of reduced photosynthesis, even in this state. Still signaling to the tree that new buds don't need to push. It appears you have viable buds ready to grow. Removing all the leaves will signal the tree to push new buds.
That is wow. Wish I knew this last week. You mean still green(ish) leaves, right?
 

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Leaves are still capable of reduced photosynthesis, even in this state. Still signaling to the tree that new buds don't need to push. It appears you have viable buds ready to grow. Removing all the leaves will signal the tree to push new buds.

Unless the tree is too weak to do so, then it will just die
 

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Unless the tree is too weak to do so, then it will just die
You are a bummer. Talkin about dead trees before they are.
Do you know whether all tropicals do this in clay pots, get really stuck to the sides? I do have this happen with terra cotta, but that is a once-fired cay, not a vitrified. I don't know enough about real pots but if this happened to me, I would go back to plastic.
 

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You are a bummer. Talkin about dead trees before they are.
Do you know whether all tropicals do this in clay pots, get really stuck to the sides? I do have this happen with terra cotta, but that is a once-fired cay, not a vitrified. I don't know enough about real pots but if this happened to me, I would go back to plastic.

I am trying to get you to think about the potential consequences of things you think you might do rather than just jump in willy nilly. It's your tree, you want to risk it, go for it.

The tree will want to replace dead leaves anyway and it will whether you cut them or not, if it has the reserves to do it. I don't buy the premise that cutting off already dead leaves will make it push faster. I also see no reason to cut off perfectly good leaves on an already stressed tree.

I don't know why your tree got stuck to the sides of the pot unless it's because of the texture of the tetra cotta. I don't use Terra cotta pots, but rather high fired bonsai pots so that might be the difference. I use plastic pots for training pots though. Never had it happen with either one.

I wouldn't worry about it much. You would trim the roots when you repot anyway
 
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I am trying to get you to think about the potential consequences of things you think you might do rather than just jump in willy nilly. It's your tree, you want to risk it, go for it.

I don't know why your tree got stuck to the sides of the pot unless it's because of the texture of the tetra cotta. I don't use Terra cotta pots, but rather high fired bonsai pots so that might be the difference. I use plastic pots for training pots though. Never had it happen with either one.
Oh, it's not me, the OP was talking about tearing roots getting it out... I am just wondering about the pots and different trees sticking.
 
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