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afytexas
Jan 16, 2018 11:06 AM CST
What does that quote tell me to do?
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DaisyI
Jan 16, 2018 11:08 AM CST
To plant it where it is to grow.
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afytexas
Jan 16, 2018 11:25 AM CST
Thanks you so much. alda
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DaisyI
Jan 16, 2018 11:26 AM CST
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purpleinopp
Jan 17, 2018 8:33 AM CST
The quote does not imply an action, just referring to the plant in its' current situation. More context would be needed to provide more detail for an instruction.
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Leftwood
Jan 17, 2018 11:02 AM CST
in situ is Latin and means "in position".
-- Used in botany to mean "in the place(position) where it occurs naturally".
-- In horticulture, sometimes used to indicate "in the ground" as opposed to "in a pot".
-- In horticulture, sometimes used to indicate "where the plant will grow from then on, as opposed to future transplanting or digging up.

Yes, context. If [Plant "in situ"] were a caption for a plant photo (for instance), then purpleinopp is right. If the context indicates an instruction, then daisyl is right. (Although, she should be more complete: plant it where it is to grow for the rest if its life.)
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plantladylin
Jan 17, 2018 11:04 AM CST
In Situ: "In it's natural, original or appropriate position", as a plant found growing in it's natural habitat.

For outdoor planting, be sure you plant in an appropriate area, with conditions as close to the particular plants natural habitat as possible. For instance, if it's a plant that normally grows in shade, give it a bright shady location with no direct sunlight which will burn the foliage. If it's a plant whose native habitat is a rain forest, it will require high humidity. If it's a sun loving plant, do not plant it in a shady location where it will not receive enough sunlight to thrive.

For indoor plants, it's sometimes a bit trickier to maintain the correct lighting situation needed for plants to thrive. Some plants do very well in lower light situations but still need some amount of light to thrive and those that require full sun will need to be close to a window where they can receive as much sunlight as possible for as many hours as possible.

Besides correct lighting, proper watering and sufficient air circulation are two very important things required of indoor plants for them to thrive and survive. It helps to move plants outdoors to a bright but shady location during the warmer months of the year.
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purpleinopp
Jan 17, 2018 11:41 AM CST
I don't believe my comment was in conflict with Daisy's. The phrase "in situ" is not or does not contain an instruction without further context, it just means "in its' situation." It could be used to refer to a plant in its' natural habitat, within the context of a larger passage, but we have no way of knowing what usage inspired the question. Neither the direct translation of "in its' situation" or using the phrase to refer to growing in natural habitat are instructions. The question was about the instruction within the phrase "in situ."
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Leftwood
Jan 17, 2018 5:09 PM CST
Wow. Not touchin' that.....

I didn't mean to offend, nor did I mean to imply there was a conflict between the two concepts.
I'm very sorry!

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purpleinopp
Jan 19, 2018 4:29 PM CST
I am not offended, and do not see any conflict. TY for the apology, which I accept and humbly hand right back to you if I gave the impression that one was necessary. It's never anybody's fault but mine if I say something that doesn't clearly express what I mean. The onus for clarifying is on me.
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Leftwood
Jan 19, 2018 5:35 PM CST
Smiling I tip my hat to you.
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greene
Jan 19, 2018 6:02 PM CST
@afytexas,
Please can you copy/paste or supply a link to the place you found the words 'plant in "situ"? The quote by itself does not contain enough information. Thank you. Thank You!
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sooby
Jan 20, 2018 5:13 AM CST
My guess, FWIW unless afytexas comes back, is that in this case it is referring to sowing seeds, i.e. sow them where you want them to grow rather than start somewhere else and then transplant. Often given for plants that do not transplant well as seedlings.
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greene
Jan 20, 2018 5:28 AM CST
sooby said:My guess...


That's just it; we are all guessing which is why is asked for more information from the original poster.

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