They are surviving but not hearty at all. New leaves keep forming, look limp as the enlarge, turn yellow and fall off. So the stalk has doubled in size but I only have 6 to 8 leaves per plant. I did use a natural fertilizer a while back that is derived from chicken poop. Good stuff, works well for me.
So getting your note prompted me to just take the leap and plant them in the ground in a sunny spot. Interesting the root structure was large and really looked good. I have some systemic stuff I use on my roses so now that they are in the ground I think I will treat them with it as well.
Oh I still suspect spider mites so occasionally they get a dose of a weak Dove soup solution.
I will ultimately post here my out come.