Alina W


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thailand

Posted: 17/12/2012 at 15:04

It looks like it's related to a calathea to me.

In which case, it likes a moist atmosphere, indirect sunlight and a reasonably warm temperature, no lower than 15C. Keep moist but not soggy.

slugs in the kitchen

Posted: 17/12/2012 at 14:14

They can also come in via the holes left for pipes to go through - some spray expanding foam from the DIY store can solve that problem easily.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 15/12/2012 at 16:24

Similar here in North Yorks, but clouded over a bit towards evening, meaning we're due for a frost-free night.

frosted jade plant

Posted: 14/12/2012 at 22:34

The only thing you can do is cut it back to a section that is still reasonably vertical, put it in a light position in a warm room and hope. Since the plant is not frost hardy, your chances of it recovering are not very good, I'm afraid.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 14/12/2012 at 18:22

Absolutely throwing it down here most of the day, so the frost and ice is gone, if nothing else.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 13/12/2012 at 21:46

Bad luck, Zoomer - have a hot toddy, it might help.

Down to under -4 here at the moment, but supposed to warm up tomorrow.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 13/12/2012 at 16:33

Everything white and frozen solid. Temp is still about -3C - brrr!

My garage is full of plants taking shelter....

The Queen's beans

Posted: 13/12/2012 at 16:30

You mean Princess Margaret?????!

Aspidistra Elatior

Posted: 11/12/2012 at 23:20

It's usually best done in spring.

bugs on mint plant

Posted: 11/12/2012 at 20:02

You can wash greenfly off with mildly soapy water, but they will come back - they are a major pest in greenhouses in winter, as there are few predators.

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