I've Killed It! It Never Stood a Chance! Graphic Photos

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by rodriguezpoultry, Dec 6, 2009.

  1. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    After carefully repotting my plant, my plant was on the mend! It looked beautiful! Bright green leaves, rich color, new growth.

    I put it outside for a day and apparently while I was at work, it got too cold. The plant is now a lovely shade of yellow and brown with leaves falling off of it. There's still green leaves, but the yellow and brown leaves make it look so sad.


    Is there anything I can do to help it? Will it live at all?

    Mind you, it WAS all pretty green:
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    and here it is in all it's dying and dead glory:
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  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    What kind of a plant is it?
     
  3. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    I have no idea! It "looks" tropical. I'll take a photo of it, but it's so depressing to look at. I don't know what it could be? It's not an ivy..
     
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    A picture would definately help.....also how cold did it get?
     
  5. Amyable

    Amyable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    RoPo, let's start a Houseplant Killers Club. I've only got a green thumb on outdoor vegetation. Everything I bring into the house ends up dead.

    Here's hoping a little TLC brings it back. If it doesn't make it, pop it in the compost. At least then it wasn't a complete loss.
     
  6. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Quote:that day, it went from 60* to 40*. The other plant loved the colder weather, but this one...not so much. Photos are being loaded as we speak.


    amyable, I think I might have to join that club...the other plant is at least growing another leaf!! [​IMG]
     
  7. Chickie'sMoma

    Chickie'sMoma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it could be that it got too much direct sunlight/uv rays. those can do a lot of damage to houseplants that need filtered light.
     
  8. Chickie'sMoma

    Chickie'sMoma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    give it a couple of days and just trim back any dead leaves. it should be ok and re-grow again.
     
  9. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    It's been about 2 weeks since the cold snap happened. It hasn't gotten any better so far. Is it because I haven't been getting the dead leaves off of it?
     
  10. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    It's a diffenbachia- aka Dumb Cane, because if eaten it paralyzes the vocal cords- among other things. Very toxic.

    Looks like too much sun, rather than the cold. Cut off the dead/dying leaves- they will not recover. Keep in in filtered light, allow it to regrow, and keep pets away. Don't fertilize this time of year. Keep slightly moist, not wet. It is a tropical plant. Warmth and humidity are best. It will come back!
     

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