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Old 10-23-2010, 11:11 PM
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Question Seeking Houseplant Advice

One of my co-workers gave me a plant cutting in a vase and I'm wondering if it's ready for the long dirt nap.

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Old 10-23-2010, 11:13 PM
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It's ready! Dirt/pot should be about equal to the size of the crown.
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Old 10-23-2010, 11:18 PM
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Hmm, the crown? If that means what I think it means that's a pretty large pot! Are there standard pot sizes? How often do I have to water it after it's planted?
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Old 10-23-2010, 11:34 PM
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I let those things dry out between watering.

A plant will often grow to the size of the pot.

I don't know if there are standard sizes, but they come in quart and gallon sizes. A quart would be a good start.
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My advice is to get plants that eat bugs . . . and start drinking heavily.

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Old 10-24-2010, 01:49 AM
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Nice looking plant.
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Pot and then wait about three days before watering.
Bright light, but not direct sunlight.
Water about once a week.
Start drinking heavily.
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Old 10-24-2010, 02:16 AM
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Oh yeah... Keep dieffenbachia away from children and pets.
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Pot and then wait about three days before watering.
Bright light, but not direct sunlight.
Water about once a week.
Start drinking heavily.
Eat Doctor X.
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Old 10-24-2010, 03:10 PM
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I'd put it outside, were it mine. Those can grown huge in the right climate, which I assume would include Texas.
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It game from a giant plant as I understand it. That's why my co-worker was giving away cuttings.
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Diffembachia / Dumb Cane / Leopards Lily :shakegreen:


The above site ~ PlantCare.com ~ is a good site for general & detailed info on thousands of plants. :yes:
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Yeah all right, the plant

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I take it you missed this thread?
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You are correct. Great. Now I have a whole thread of people talking funny that will have to wait until I get home tonight.
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Okay, so it took me a few days to get around to buying a pot and soil. Sue me!

Anyway, here is the plant in its new home. Thanks for all the tips!

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Purty! :shakegreen:

It should like its new home. :yes:
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i am impressed that you have the time to care for a plant and look at 30,000 years worth of art.
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I keep thinking if I leave the book in plain sight I might open it some day...
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30,000 year old fart?

What?









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Default Re: Seeking Houseplant Advice

I do not remember that plant or know whatever became of it.

I do however have some new plants for which I am seeking advice.

My sister gave us a plant bouquet last year and several of the plants have survived my re-planting and sporadic watering, but they all look sickly.

I water them about once a week (when I remember) and they are all in a room with indirect sunlight (some getting more than others). What am I not doing?
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The middle one is a maranta of some variety, and I think it looks fine.

The right-hand one ... not sure ... is it a miniature yucca or something like that? It might need a much bigger pot.
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Do they have exposed roots? The one on the left looks like it does. Maybe they need some more soil?
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Old 04-02-2022, 03:54 PM
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I have some African violets that are driving me crazy. One has some leaves that are turning kinda orange. Any idea what could be causing that? And how long are the flowers supposed to last?
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The right hand one could be what we call a spider plant. They grow shoots different to their normal leaves, with new baby spider plants growing on the end. Like many pot plants, they like plenty of daylight but not too much direct sunlight.
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