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Jul 8, 2011 8:27 PM CST
|Twit my h. Cumuli is not well. It didn't look bad when I planted it but now it is shrinking up and not looking well. It also has none of the fine roots, just a piece of the crown root. What should I do? |
Jul 8, 2011 10:31 PM CST
I do not see any rot there, just some damaged leaves so far, so you are probably OK. I would avoid more trauma to the plant.
Plant it in a 1 gallon pot with quality soil and place it where it gets good light, but no direct sunlight and not out in the rain. Wait a couple of days, then start a regimen of daily misting (so that the water from the mist starts to run off the plant, then stop misting that day). If it makes through the month, then it should be ok to plant back out in the raised beds, but carefully. Apparently Cumuli is a delicate one.
BTW, the plant pics suggest to me that the plant is just stressed by being too dry after division. That's a good thing as it tends to discourage rot. Be gentle and be vigilant with it.
Jul 8, 2011 11:19 PM CST
|Thank you twit. I did pot it up after taking the photos. I found no rot and was pretty sure it was just struggling with the direct sun and not enough moisture. I will follow your instructions.|
Jul 9, 2011 8:15 AM CST
|Thanks twit. I checked it this morning. I have it on the covered deck, bright light, it even gets the night time dew. I'll let you know how it does.|