3 little questions please - Knowledgebase Question

Bridgewater, Ne
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Question by cynditaylor
February 13, 2009
Have year old sago palm, alive but not growing. doesnt't look in dispair.
Need good potting mix for Prayer Plant(Mine won't flower). Has right light and moisture.also Lucky bamboo is supposed to be so easy. I give them fresh water, green green, and they just keep rotting. Thanks.

Answer from NGA
February 13, 2009
Sago palms are exceptionally slow growing - usually only 1-2 new fronds per year so as long as your plant looks healthy, there's not much you can do to encourage it to grow faster. That's just the nature of a sago.

Prayer plants have to reach a certain maturity before they will bloom. Again, just exercise some patience.

Lucky bamboo does tend to rot because it is growing in water. You can try cutting off any rotting parts as soon as you notice them. It also helps to thoroughly clean the container, rinse with a diluted bleach solution, rinse with clean water and then put fresh water in the container. Do this about once a month and it should help keep the roots healthy.

Good luck with all your plants!

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