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Name: woofie
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woofie
Jan 22, 2014 4:15 PM CST
By all means, don't give up on those blackened plants, JB! Mine got MUCH colder on my back porch and looked VERY sad, but I trimmed them up and cleaned them up and have some that are starting to come back. And some of the ones that I thought were completely dead look like they might very well come back from the roots because the roots look ok. If you have room, it's worth a try! Heh, I don't really have room, but I'm trying anyway!
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Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
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JB
Jan 22, 2014 4:32 PM CST
I will check the roots because they were all ready to be repotted to 6 in. pots and I am sure have great roots. If I can I will save them, if not, I will make more. Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Brook Beatle
New Castle, Indiana
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brookbenge
Jan 22, 2014 4:41 PM CST
i will post a pic of my plant in a week so u guys can see how it is doing i think my plant will do just fine thank u guys for your help Smiling
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Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
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RickCorey
Jan 22, 2014 5:52 PM CST
Good luck! I look forward to the progress report.

I've been obsessed by roots and aeration since I killed EVERY seed and seedling in three trays by overwatering.

I only figured the problem out when I grew something a lot more tolerant, and over-watered it less. Then, looking at the "roots" showed me that I didn't really have "roots", more like nubbins of rotting plant flesh TRYING to become roots.

Since I can't very well give the roots floatation devices to keep them above water level, I've been on a crusade ever since then to make really fast-draining potting soil mix that won't hold too much water. That's where my bark fetish came from, and my peat aversion.

If I water a pot and nothing comes out the bottom within 30-45 seconds, I go on the warpath to find out why and fix it. I don't mind watering frequently - in fact, I can't hardly stop myself from watering frequently.

But YOUR potting soil looked pretty coarse, which is good. Maybe set the pot up a bit, like on chopsticks or pebbles, so that it doesn't sit right down IN water that drains out.

Thank you for the stimulating question! I hope your plants do come back.
Name: Brook Beatle
New Castle, Indiana
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brookbenge
Jan 22, 2014 6:20 PM CST
well ill try that :)
Name: Brook Beatle
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brookbenge
Jan 22, 2014 6:33 PM CST
ok well on the 1st be looking for the pics ill be putting them up if it doing bad ill still put pics up...... I KNOW IT WILL DO FINE...... i had it for 2 years now so i know it will do fine :)
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
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RickCorey
Jan 22, 2014 6:49 PM CST
>> if it doing bad ill still put pics up

Yes, Please! That's how we all learn. I think it was Arlene who re-assured me that killing lots of plants just meant that I was doing my job - learning. But if I can learn from someone ELSE's plants, that's even better.





Name: Brook Beatle
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brookbenge
Jan 22, 2014 8:02 PM CST
i love plants i want to know more i have one more plant that i dont know the name of it ill put pics up idk how long i had it it seems like forever lol my mom gave it to me years ago maybe 6 or 7 years ago idk its not that big idk whats going on with my plants i try to care for them the best i can :)
Name: Brook Beatle
New Castle, Indiana
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brookbenge
Jan 22, 2014 8:08 PM CST
i want to know the name of this plant and about how to care for this plant any help
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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Jan 22, 2014 8:10 PM CST
Looks like Pothos to me. Smiling
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Name: Brook Beatle
New Castle, Indiana
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brookbenge
Jan 22, 2014 8:16 PM CST
i just looked it up u r right about the name of the plant but do anyone know the care for this plant let me know thanks

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Leda
Jan 22, 2014 9:04 PM CST
Brook,
That was my first plant when I was about your age. In fact I still think I have the same one I think. It is one of the easiest plants to grow. The pictures are dark but it looks like you are doing fine.

Please understand that we are gardening in different parts of the country and even different parts of the world so conditions differ greatly so our directions are different. Soil mixtures make a huge difference in care!

Growing plants is fun and if you watch your plants carefully, you will notice when they look healthy and happy or when there is something wrong with them. In some plants the color gets a bit different, others tend to droop. Since we have great technologies now we can take pictures often to be able to notice changes.

I can even watch my table of plants by my sofa and a leaf will spring and I know they have just grown a bit.

Both your spider plant and the pothos clean the toxins out of the air. Plants are both frustrating and rewarding and each of us has had our share of tragedies and have been jubilant about our other plants. Keep us posted as to how yours are doing and sometime you will help solve our plant problems.

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Leda
Jan 22, 2014 9:14 PM CST
Hey Rick, you asked about compost I believe and compost tea. I have done both on my outside gardens. I have had good luck with doing both but that was a few years ago. I may be able to garden outside this year again, time will tell.

I cleaned my aquarium today and watered my houseplants with it. I used to do that a lot and found it successful. Life happened and I quit taking care of my plants for awhile. Now I am loving my indoor gardens. Tomorrow I will water the African Violets with aquarium water too. I tend to over feed which makes for fat fish and in a way "compost tea" with some of the food not getting into the fish mouths.

Time will tell as I have not done this in a few years and definitely not with African Violets. I can't wait to find out.
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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Jan 22, 2014 9:18 PM CST
You can also root cuttings of Pothos in a glass of water to make more if you want. They are very easy to care for and aren't too fussy about how much light they get. I had a huge one growing on top of my refrigerator when I lived in SoCal and the only natural light came from a south facing window on the other side of the room.
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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Jan 22, 2014 9:26 PM CST
Brook, here's a link to a page that has a fair amount of information on care and feeding of Pothos.
http://gardening.about.com/od/...
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Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
Frugal Gardener Garden Procrastinator I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest
Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database.
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RickCorey
Jan 22, 2014 9:34 PM CST
>> I cleaned my aquarium today and watered my houseplants with it.

Yeah! Natural fertilizer. I was thinking that two-year-old potting mix might be getting low on nitrogen and organics.

Name: Brook Beatle
New Castle, Indiana
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brookbenge
Jan 22, 2014 9:43 PM CST
it say for a Pothos plant cut it back a lil will make it grow biger
Name: Brook Beatle
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brookbenge
Jan 22, 2014 9:44 PM CST
grow fuller

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Leda
Jan 22, 2014 10:41 PM CST
Brook,

Trimming the Pothos back does make it fuller. I also put the cuttings in water making sure that little "nub" is under water. After a few weeks, roots have formed and I can plant them if there is room in the older plant, start another plant, or give a cutting as a gift for a friend. Hurray! Hurray! I tip my hat to you.

Leda




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purpleinopp
Jan 23, 2014 8:57 AM CST
Trimming the tips can make a plant fuller, though it may not be right at the soil line. When the growth tip of a vine is removed, it has no choice but to start another one somewhere along the stem.
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