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Offline Julie56

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Miribilis Help
« on: November 17, 2015, 01:33:26 »
I bought a Miribilis plant this past summer. I knew it wouldn't grow this summer, but I thought it would start to show signs of growth this fall. It still isn't growing, so I am looking for some help. I planted it in a clay pot with clay balls, med. rock wool or perlite small orchid bark chips and a very small amount of soil. I watered it once a week all summer and fall. I had it in a south facing window,  but I have moved it to my attic. It was quite warm in the window and in the attic it is in the 50's F It doesn't get the bright light that it gets in the south window, but I was thinking it needed the cooler temps. It is sitting in front of a west window that is unobstructed. Since I bought it, it has lost one leaf and one root. I have added a picture of the soil, the leaves, roots and the plant sitting in it's pot. Does it look healthy, happy. Should it be growing or is it just pouting.  Any and all comments and suggestions are appreciated.

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Offline Michael Loh

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Re: Miribilis Help
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2015, 23:54:14 »
They sometime will just sit there and do nothing. I would add more grit into your mix and don't keep it too damp. Light watering on the dryer side but don't let it dry out completely for too long. Keep it on the cool side and keep the roots covered. Give it lots of light but not full sun and keep it in around mid 10s in celcius.

This is how I grow mine and have not trouble with them.

Hopefully it will bounce back into life for you.

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Re: Miribilis Help
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2015, 00:03:23 »
Thank you for your response Michael, I will make the necessary changes.

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Offline Sophia Agenbag

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Re: Miribilis Help
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2015, 20:25:26 »
My experience with clay pots is that it absorbs all the water, leaving the growing medium constantly dry.  I would rather put the plant in a plastic pot and place the plastic pot in the clay pot for display.  That way you control the water consumption better.

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