Sad Plant

The other day I found one of my plants in a terrible condition.

Sad Plant

I contacted a plant friend for advise and he sent me the following instructions–

Plant Removed From Pot

Unpot the plant, clean all soil off of roots.

Mix a solution of 1 cup of water, add 1/3 cup 70% isopropyl alcohol, add 1 teaspoon of soap (Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint castile soap). Mix well

Immerse plant for 10 minutes, then rinse well with tap water.

Plant Soak

Repot in a clean pot with fresh mix.

Repotted Plant

Wait one week then water with dilute general purpose fertilizer.
Water once a week Spring through fall, Once every two weeks winter

Plant the Day After

Plant the day after.


Plant on the day that I brought it home in 2009. It was a beautiful plant with lovely flowers.


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