There are a great number of experts in the IAS, (I'm not one
of them) so you went to the right place for advice.
If anyone here offers better suggestions than mine,
listen to them, these people know their stuff.
This is what I'd do. (and have had to do as
Try putting it outdoors, but not
in the sun and water lightly a couple of times a day. I don't know
if the glass of water will do more harm than good, so plant it (shallow) in some
good, loose potting soil. Be sure to protect it from the sun and
don't let it dry out, but not wet either. Wet usually brings on
rot. If you choose to fertilize, use at 1/4 strength at most...weak so it
won't overwhelm the plant. Remember....keep it in med - bright shade, but
no direct sun.
Best of luck!
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, March 09, 2009 4:31
Subject: [Aroid-l] rescuing a skimpy
Hi everyone: I am new to this list and I'm not sure whether the
text of my request to Mr. Weeks was shown to anyone yet, so please excuse me
if this is a repeat. I am not an aroid hobbyist, but for many years I
had tried to locate a variety of philodendron that I had in the sixties.
I succeeded in finding one straggly one last year in a store that has since
gone out of business, and I was nursing it along. I was recently
in the hospital, and lost the whole plant except for one spindly stem with one
leaf. I desparately need some advice on how to save it, since none of
the greenhouses or horticulturists around here have ever heard of it.
Right now I have it suspended with the stem joint under water and the single
leaf sticking out of the water. It was called a blushing pholodendron
when I first had it, - just a standard heart shaped leaf, but with a red
underside and the upper surface extremely finely beaded so it looks satiny
rather than shiny. Do you have any members that I could contact or any
advice about how to save this poor little remnant? ( rooting procedure,
fertilizer, best soil type, etc) It would be heartbreaking to me
to lose it. It must be a rather hard to grow variety, because it didn't
grow much at all, whereas the standard philodendron on the same shelf
grew like crazy. Would setting up a small terrarium for it be a good idea or
would it make it rot? Any help would be sincerely
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