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  • philippa smith2philippa smith2 Posts: 8,110

    HH - a diagonal cut at the top and a straight cut at the base makes life a bit easierimage

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,857

    Mine just grow and grow  - I keep them bone dry in the winter and water probably about once a month in the summer. Most of the time they're above a radiator in a west-facing window. I put them outside in the semi-shade to get rained on for a few days in the summer.  They flower from time to time.  

    I shall have to split my big one soon - the pot it's in is so mishapen as it's forcing it's way out of the pot.

    “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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  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 1,819

    I think all houseplants like a bit of time outside (summer usually) if the conditions are right. It is a bit like giving them a holiday to get fresh air etc. around their leaves.

    Last edited: 31 July 2016 10:35:28

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  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 15,489

    Dove, what depth of pot is best?  One of the carers brought me one a while ago but the leaves are now about 14 inches and not staying upright.

    SW Scotland
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  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 15,489

    Having seen yours hollie hock, I realise that mine is ok but I will put it into a deeper, narrow pot.

    SW Scotland
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