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Topic: Houseplants & Indoor Gardening
Posted by Edna (EdnaM7@aol.com) from Ohio on 2002-03-31 14:37:24
basket gardensI know these plants are important to you because of their association with someone special to you. However, it is never a good idea to put undue pressure on yourself to make a plant thrive. Plants are perishable and even the most experienced green thumbs lose plants from time-to-time. Do your best.
Posted by Will Creed from NY on 2002-03-31 18:58:07
These baskets often have plants with different light or water requirements. Putting them into separate pots is okay if you are experienced with plants and know the identities of each plant. Otherwise it is best to leave them potted together. Place the basket in a bright location with little direct sunlight; a north or east windowsill. Allow the surface of the soil to feel dry to the touch before adding enough water to saturate the soil; probably about one cup. This may be a little too much or too little light and water for one or two of the plants and they may deteriorate. However, it should be about right for most of the plants. Do your best to keep the latter plants going.
Please let me know if you have any additional questions.
Will Creed, Horticulturist
Horticultural Help, NYC
P.S. You may be interested in my website at www.HorticulturalHelp.com and my Indoor Plant Bulletins that I publish monthly.
Quoting Edna: ------------
-I have two baskets of green plants(mixture) from a funeral. They mean a lot to me and I want to know how to care for them. Do I divide them or put in a larger pot? Please help. I don't want to lose them.I have had some experience with house plants but I currently don't have any but these. I guess I am scared of losing these. These baskets are app. 8"' in diameter. Thanks very much.