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wild edgeswild edges Posts: 10,426
On the 13th of June I posted this photo.


The plant on the right was my dad's and the plant on the left was a division I'd taken from it a year or so previously. He asked me to plant sit for the summer and see if I could perk his plant up too. These are now the same plants...


If you can keep your head, while those around you are losing theirs, you may not have grasped the seriousness of the situation.

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  • Wow thats amazing! What was your 'perking up process' if you dont mind sharing your secrets? 
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 10,408
    Well done!  I have those and the runty division that I took to work is now doing better than the ones at home (although they're not too bad).
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • wild edgeswild edges Posts: 10,426
    Wow thats amazing! What was your 'perking up process' if you dont mind sharing your secrets? 
    I flushed the soil through with rain water a few times and then repotted it and removed any of the old loose soil. I used a slightly more moisture retentive soil with a few slow release feed granules. Way under the recommended dose as they don't like too much fertiliser. It's been sat on a fairly dim, north facing windowsill and watered by sitting it in a bowl of rain water once a week. I try to mist them daily but they're not too fussy about that. When we've had warm enough rain they've gone outside for a rinse off too. Kept moist and out of the sun they seem to thrive. I get a few brown leaves but it grows so fast that I can just keep removing them. The main thing is not to use tap water as they're sensitive to the chemicals.
    If you can keep your head, while those around you are losing theirs, you may not have grasped the seriousness of the situation.
  • cassie.a.stewartcassie.a.stewart Posts: 279
    edited August 2019
    Wow thats amazing! What was your 'perking up process' if you dont mind sharing your secrets? 
    I flushed the soil through with rain water a few times and then repotted it and removed any of the old loose soil. I used a slightly more moisture retentive soil with a few slow release feed granules. Way under the recommended dose as they don't like too much fertiliser. It's been sat on a fairly dim, north facing windowsill and watered by sitting it in a bowl of rain water once a week. I try to mist them daily but they're not too fussy about that. When we've had warm enough rain they've gone outside for a rinse off too. Kept moist and out of the sun they seem to thrive. I get a few brown leaves but it grows so fast that I can just keep removing them. The main thing is not to use tap water as they're sensitive to the chemicals.
    Brilliant thanks for sharing! You should be very proud. 
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