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May 1, 2020 8:13 AM CST
Dear All,

I'd be so grateful if someone could assist. I've inherited a plant that has a great deal of sentimental value to me. However, it's not looking too happy and I'm unsure what to do. Any help would be much appreciated!!
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Name: Sue Taylor
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May 1, 2020 8:16 AM CST
How long have you had it? What is it's situation in terms of light? How are you watering it?
May 1, 2020 8:55 AM CST
kniphofia said:How long have you had it? What is it's situation in terms of light? How are you watering it?

Thanks for helping. I've had it just over a year. Its near a south-east facing window which gets quite a lot of light, in a 10cm diameter non-draining pot. I water it once a week and occasionally add a few drops of food.
Name: Will Creed
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May 1, 2020 9:05 AM CST
Move it as close to the east window as possible. Every foot of distance makes a significant difference.

It is hard to properly water plants in pots that lack drain holes. Allow the top 3 cm of soil to dry to your touch before giving it just enough water so it dries out similarly again after one week. You will have to experiment a bit to determine the amount of water it uses each week.
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