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06/11/2013 at 16:50

Hello,

I just recently started at a company as a receptionist. One of my duties is taking care of the plants. There is one that I have no idea what is wrong with it or what kind of plant it is! Possibly powdery mildew. I should add that it is an indoor plant that sits next to a window and gets plenty of light. Hopefully someone can help! Thanks!

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06/11/2013 at 16:58

That looks awful. I'd put it on the compost heap and get something new. Nothing lasts forever and house plants have a hard life

06/11/2013 at 17:30

It looks as if either the previous receptionist wasn't told about his/her duties, or they were not as conscientious as you are Nora - unless the plant is of deep sentimental significance to one of the company directors (perhaps bequeathed to him by a great aunt who also left him all her money or something similar) then I suggest  it is ditched and something more suitable for the situation should be purchased to give you a fair chance of fulfilling your role satisfactorily.  

If is is of sentimental significance to one of the directors then I suggest he takes it home and looks after it himself

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