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nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,559

I won this in a bike club raffleimage

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 I don't know what it is or what to do with it. I'm the kiss of death to a houseplant and know nothing about them but feel pretty sure the leaves shouldn't look like this

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 If one of my garden plants looked like that I'd consider a deficiency of something.

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,559

    Are the leave always two-tone Philippa?

    thanks for the name, when I won it I as told it was an agapanthus. Even I know better than that.

    How do I not kill it?image

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,361

    Yes, clivia - follow the instructions https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=655

    and remember, it's a plant - just like all the others image 

    Don't ignore it just 'cos it's indoors - it's not a piece of furniture image

    Maybe a dose of Baby Bio weekly ...

     

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,559

    That's where it all goes wrong Dove. Things in the house can be ignored; dust, heaps of paper, grubby wash basins.

    Not plants you think? I'm out of my comfort zone here

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,361

    image  Pretend the house is a greenhouse ???

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • I've had one for years, I grew it from seed and it is very healthyimage It is not too fussy about temperatures and likes a a good drink from time to timeimage But mine has never floweredimage My greenhouse book says they need a dormant period at about 10degrees somewhere cool and airy to induce flowering. Mine is currently in a cold draughty porch to see if that will do the trick. At least yours already has flowers for this year!

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,559

    We shall see Buttercup days.

    I might offer it to a friend who's better at that sort of thing. 

    Not till after I've had the flowers thoughimage

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,559

    Supper now while it's flowering Tetley?

    Or later when it's finished

  • YviestevieYviestevie Kingswinford, West MidlandsPosts: 6,827

    I had one for about 4 years and it flowered every year.  It must thrive on neglect because I'm useless with houseplants.

    Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,559

    me too Yvie, this one will be lonely. Nothing else left aliveimage

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,361
    nutcutlet wrote (see)

    That's where it all goes wrong Dove. Things in the house can be ignored; dust, heaps of paper, grubby wash basins.

    Not plants you think? I'm out of my comfort zone here

    I've not noticed dust and grubbiness in your house Nut image... but then I tend not to notice it as much in my own nowadays ... think it's something to do with needing glasses now I'm older image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







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