Avatar for Plantsmylove
Nov 15, 2020 10:05 AM CST
Thread OP
Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
Ok that's not an issue with us i ordered some humidity trays and rocks to help
Image
Nov 15, 2020 10:29 AM CST
Name: John
Hollywood, FL (Zone 10b)
serious plant addiction!
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Greenhouse Garden Art Fruit Growers Frugal Gardener Frogs and Toads
Foliage Fan Region: Florida Ferns Farmer Echinacea Dragonflies
Thumbs up
Avatar for Plantsmylove
Nov 15, 2020 2:04 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
Thumb of 2020-11-15/Plantsmylove/d77461

Here's what I came up with
Image
Nov 15, 2020 2:15 PM CST
Name: John
Hollywood, FL (Zone 10b)
serious plant addiction!
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Greenhouse Garden Art Fruit Growers Frugal Gardener Frogs and Toads
Foliage Fan Region: Florida Ferns Farmer Echinacea Dragonflies
Smiling Thumbs up
Avatar for Plantsmylove
Nov 15, 2020 7:40 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
Wonder how big it gets per year Thinking
Image
Nov 15, 2020 7:49 PM CST
Name: John
Hollywood, FL (Zone 10b)
serious plant addiction!
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Greenhouse Garden Art Fruit Growers Frugal Gardener Frogs and Toads
Foliage Fan Region: Florida Ferns Farmer Echinacea Dragonflies
I think around 2 to 4 feet a year
Image
Nov 15, 2020 8:20 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: Ukraine Region: United States of America Bird Bath, Fountain and Waterfall Region: Florida Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
Alex, the Willow-leaf Ficus (Ficus neriifolia) is a neat looking tree. Is there a reason you decided to repot your new plant? It's usually best to allow plants time to acclimate to their new conditions before subjecting them to the stress of repotting. I wouldn't advise fertilizing at this time of year; it's normal for plants to rest during the winter months. your plant is likely going to experience a bit of stress from repotting and it's never good to fertilize a stressed plant. It would be best to wait to fertilize in late spring or early summer, when the plant begins it's new growth season.

I'm curious as to why you have the plastic bags around the bottom of your plant pots? The plastic covering the drainage holes can deter proper soil aeration at root level so you will need to keep an eye on that. You were smart to get those trays for your plants! Sitting the plants atop moist pebbles is a good idea. As the water in the tray evaporates, it raises humidity around the plants and you just have to add a little water to the tray every so often to keep the pebbles moist.
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


Avatar for Plantsmylove
Nov 15, 2020 8:25 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
I didn't want them to sit in standing water the bags act like a barrier to the water so they don't get root rot




The tag on the ficus said water twice weekly
Image
Nov 15, 2020 8:25 PM CST
Name: John
Hollywood, FL (Zone 10b)
serious plant addiction!
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Greenhouse Garden Art Fruit Growers Frugal Gardener Frogs and Toads
Foliage Fan Region: Florida Ferns Farmer Echinacea Dragonflies
Thumbs up
Image
Nov 15, 2020 8:49 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: Ukraine Region: United States of America Bird Bath, Fountain and Waterfall Region: Florida Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
Thumbs up LOL, my old eyes can't see the water in the tray. Just be careful and remove the bags every so often to allow air circulation. Roots need oxygen and the plastic around the bottom of the pot can deter proper aeration, causing root suffocation.
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


Avatar for Plantsmylove
Nov 22, 2020 12:42 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
I put a pot on top of the water and set it on there
Thumb of 2020-11-22/Plantsmylove/00ab23


Thumb of 2020-11-22/Plantsmylove/8e3ecf

Here is my baby fiddleleaf
Avatar for Plantsmylove
Nov 22, 2020 7:07 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
I put it in the highest lit area I had



I'll let it stays in its pot till spring
Image
Nov 22, 2020 7:27 PM CST
Name: John
Hollywood, FL (Zone 10b)
serious plant addiction!
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Greenhouse Garden Art Fruit Growers Frugal Gardener Frogs and Toads
Foliage Fan Region: Florida Ferns Farmer Echinacea Dragonflies
Thumbs up

Only the members of the Members group may reply to this thread.
Member Login:

( No account? Join now! )

Today's site banner is by Zoia and is called "Flag Iris"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.