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Pruned Chili Plant

Posted: 08/11/2012 at 10:14

Right, ok...cut them back when they start growing. Oops, my poor plant! - Seeing as it is growing all these new leaves in November already, do you think I should feed it?

Thanks!

Pruned Chili Plant

Posted: 07/11/2012 at 10:51

Haha oh no...that's where too much internet research gets you, eh? Hopefully I haven't killed it. Hmm well, I guess I'll just leave it where it is, which is the sunniest windowsill I have, and hope for the best.

Thanks very much for your response!

 

Pruned Chili Plant

Posted: 07/11/2012 at 10:08

Hi there,

I was hoping someone could give me some advice about my Chili plant. I'm not sure what variety it is, but it's been grown as an indoor plant. 

It's the first one I've owned. I did a little research about caring for chili plants over winter, and decided to prune it a couple of weeks ago. Although it might have been a bit early in the year to do so, I've recently moved from my parent's house to a much colder, less sunny flat. The plant also had an aphid infestation, it's second in two months, so I thought removing leaves would be a good idea.

However, it's already started growing new leaves. I am a bit worried about this and I'm not sure what to do. Obviosuly, pruning is supposed to help the plant save energy in the cold months, but my plant must be using lots of energy. Should I remove the new leaves? Also, I was wondering whether moving it to the kitchen, which is really cold, might be a good idea? There is less sunlight there too.

Any suggestions appreciated!

Thanks very much, Georgia 

I THINK I have a Peace Lily - how on Earth do I make it happy?

Posted: 21/10/2012 at 19:15

Oh no! Haha sorry about that. At least if it's an Aspidistra it can cope with neglect very well. And I guess both plants like fairly similar treatment in general, such as being kept out of direct sunlight, and not over-watering. Well, the Peace Lily likes lots of water, but also to be left to dry out between watering. The main difference could be humidty, because ideally Peace Lilies like humidity and to be misted - not sure if Aspidistras would appreciate it so much? I am sure a Peace Lily would get by without misting though.

Not sure if I can make any suggestions about it being propped up or anything like that! I think you propagate both plants by splitting them up (which you would usually do in spring) so I wouldn't worry about breaking a part of it off too much...maybe you will just end up with a back-up plant!  

I THINK I have a Peace Lily - how on Earth do I make it happy?

Posted: 21/10/2012 at 18:41

Hi there,

I think you might actually have an Aspidistra. I'm not an expert, but to me the leaf stems look quite long for a Peace Lilly. Aspidistras are more leggy, however. Try a google image search and see what you think?

Georgia

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