Houseplants forum: Plant Abuse, and Abandonment.

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Name: Laurie b
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
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Dec 6, 2017 3:02 AM CST
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I made this post first, but it did not show up. So after a bit a redid it. So now there are two, No idea where it was hiding but I am quite sorry for the repetition.

This is a Draceana Riki. I thought someone must have walked off with it. I have read people here say they have a plant somewhere outside, and I always wondered how you lose a plant . Now I know.

I put my plants near the front door this summer as it is bright Northwest exposure, and they loved it there. I was not too thrilled they would be out of site when I was indoors, but my other sites get too hot. I put my new Draceana out side, and it disappeared shortly there after. I adjusted to accepting it was gone.
As I was picking up a little on the front porch today, I happened to notice something sitting in the branches of my small Dogwood. My Draceana was not lost, it was totally abandoned and forgotten. I am going to get shuffled down to the home sooner than later at this rate. D'Oh!
Any one know what to do with this guy now?

Has anyone had a plant survive something like this. It froze pretty good last night.

Thank you
Laurie B

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Name: Deborah
midstate South Carolina (Zone 8a)
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Dec 6, 2017 10:15 AM CST
Ooh, I feel for you. Group hug I just hate when that happens. It just breaks my heart to know that I unintentionally abandoned a "lost" plant. Crying It happens to gardeners more often than you think. Whistling So, you get to stay out of a home for a good while yet. Hilarious!

I would just clean up the obvious dead or frost bitten leaves. Leave as much green on the plan to allow it to rejuvenate. If the brown gets too unsightly, clip it off as has already been done. Lightly water if the soil is dry. With high hopes it will recover and thrive for you. Thumbs up Others may have some other ideas to help it along.
Name: Sue Taylor
Northumberland, UK
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Dec 25, 2017 2:12 AM CST
I'd toss it and chalk it up to experience. Buy a nice new one.

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