Containers forum: Sad arrangement

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Alberta, Canada (Zone 3a)
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Draconiusultamius
May 13, 2018 4:45 PM CST
My dad bought this for my mom since I'm against cut flowers as they are just lost potential to me, but I mentioned my mom likes kalanchoes. I honestly think this is way, way worse in so many different levels. Succulent and tropicals, no drainage, horrid care instructions, the appearance of being jammed in without a care to the plants' well-being. I'm going to attempt to save at least the kalanchoes since the other plants look like they have more of a chance, especially after the kalanchoe dies as my mom might be more willing to let me care for it. My mom, being a non-plant person, sees nothing wrong with the arrangement and considers it beautiful. I do admit that it's visually appealing, but for someone who wants to save life, it's an abomination.
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Name: Christine
Saugerties, NY zone 5a
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Christine
May 14, 2018 6:53 AM CST
I agree with you, I'd put them all in their own pots, especially before they get a chance to establish them self's and all the roots intertwine. The only issue I see is moving the kalanchoes while in full bloom. Other members will have better advice for you Thumbs up
Name: Frenchy
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Frenchy21
May 14, 2018 1:34 PM CST
It's a very pretty arrangement and like other small plant arrangements, are meant to be enjoyed for a while as is. Smiling Then later the plants can be planted separately as they outgrow the container. They will be fine for a month or so if watered sparingly.

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