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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jul 15, 2013 6:28 PM CST
I have been trying to start a slow growing red Plumeria. Last night while at work it rained. HARD. While we welcomed the needed rain I didn't get my Plumeria start moved in and this morning when I checked on her, she was sitting in water. I drained it out as best I could. Any other ideas to prevent rotting? btw, the sun only came out for a bit today. Not enough to dry anything out.
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Jul 16, 2013 3:34 AM CST
What kind of container is it in that it is SITTING in water, Cheryl? If you have a well draining mix an plenty of holes in the bottom an occasional shower should not hurt.
Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Composter Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Amaryllis
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jul 16, 2013 4:06 PM CST
I kinda sorta knew the question about soil and pots would come up. It was planted in late October. We still had warm weather and I thought it would be ok. It overwintered indoors where it lost all the tiy baby leaves. Planted in 1/2 Orchid Soil, 1/2 Perlite and some course sand. I don't see much of the Perlite any more? Will I endanger the roots if I change soils?? The pot had 4-5 holes but it could stand more. It was sitting in a bed of rock in a clay dish. I suspect, the clay dish held water.
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Jul 16, 2013 4:57 PM CST
Your soil is fine, the clay dish is the culprit....
Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Composter Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Amaryllis
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jul 16, 2013 5:35 PM CST
Ok. Clay dish is gone. Plant was tipped and drained the best I could. It is protected from rain for a few days. Lost one emerging leaf. Crying It's pretty cloudy with threat of rain. Can I do anything else??
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Jul 16, 2013 5:46 PM CST
That is pretty much it.
Get it out in the sun when there is any....
Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Composter Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Amaryllis
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jul 16, 2013 5:48 PM CST
K, thanks!! (insert blowing kisses icon)
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