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May 17, 2020 6:19 PM CST
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Help and advise requested please! I have a poor flamingo plant that was doing wonderful when first brought into my home, and within the last 2-3 weeks has been slowly dying more and more. I just discovered the likely cause when I got up close and discovered my cat must be peeing in the soil because it REEKS of cat pee. Is there any hope for my plant? What can I do to restore its health and keep my cat from peeing in the soil?
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May 17, 2020 11:34 PM CST
Name: sumire
Reno, Nevada (Zone 6a)
Not having a cat, I cannot suggest a way of keeping the cat out of the plant.

For the plant though, set it on the porch or in a bathtub and run a LOT (many, many gallons) of water through it and flush as much of the pee out as possible. Cat urine is essentially a fertilizer, and right now there is so much that it is burning the plant.
May 17, 2020 11:43 PM CST
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