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House plant help.

Discussion in 'Gardening Advice' started by Linda Weasel, Sep 20, 2020.


  1. Linda Weasel

    Linda Weasel PetForums VIP

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    261348D5-D587-4272-BB38-20FD04EA420D.jpeg I’ve only had this poor thing about 3 weeks; when I first bought it, it was dry so I watered it.

    Today I thought it might need some more water, picked it up to see if it was dry and this happened; it was like confetti!

    Does anybody know how I’ve half-killed this poor plant, and how I should treat it so I don’t end up murdering it.

    PS I don’t usually do house plants. You can see why.
     
  2. Lurcherlad

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    It could be too wet now.

    Make sure the water can drain out and don’t water again until it feels dry.

    Avoid direct sunlight too.

    If it was outside when you bought it, it might have suffered with the recent temperature changes we’ve had.

    We’ve had boiling days, then very cool, windy days.
     
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    It was in the foyer at the local Co-op. I don’t know what came over me (it was in a nice pot so perhaps I was swayed) because I know I’m useless with indoor plants.

    Thanks for the advice, I think you’re right and I over-watered it.

    I’ll try harder and hope it grows some new leaves.
     
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  4. LittleEms

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    Just to add - if you kept any of those leaves that fell off you can grow new plants from them :)
     
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  5. Linda Weasel

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    I have poked a couple in the side of the pot, just in case.
    No further leaf drop to report!
     
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    Well, as I know, it works not with all plants
     
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  7. LittleEms

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    It should work for all succulents :) I have never had it fail yet! If you let the end callous over for a day and then just lay it on top of soil it should start poking roots out after a couple of weeks. Only reason it won't work is of it is damaged - ie snapped off and jagged.
     
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