I had a plant hospital day…I had a couple that needed help.
I set everything up outside on the back patio. It was so nice to work on the re-potting outside so I didn’t have to worry about the mess in the house. I love the back patio.
First up these two got new pots.The fern I really should just throw out. Kelli gave it to me for Mother’s Day a couple years ago. I can’t make it live but I can’t completely kill it either. This is the last effort. It has the rest of the summer to perk up and then it’s a gone-er.
The other is my Christmas Cactus. I’m hoping this will take a leap and really thrive with the re-potting.
Next up was my African Violet. Remember I had just shown you a picture not long ago and it was vibrant and beautiful…well that changed. I lifted the inner pot to water it and UGH….
…some sort of root rot happened. I think it got too much water.
I ended up removing almost all of the leaves. I repotted it and blessed it with a kiss of hope. I loved this plant…I’m hoping I can salvage it.
I did trim up many of the leaves with the hope of starting some babies.
A few other plants got a refresher.
Everything that needed re-potting is all done. Now hopefully they will all love their new homes and thrive. I’m so happy I invited indoor plants back into my life. I had a really good time playing with them.
Keep your fingers crossed for my pretty pink violet….
3 thoughts on “The Plant Hospital”
Your energy & how you seem to squeeze 36 hrs out of your day amazes me, Jo! In your last picture I think your plants look not only refreshed but much happier already! My Fingers crossed for your pretty pink violet!
Maybe this thing I saw on Pinterest would help your fern:
I read online to use a mixture of 1 tablespoon of epsom salts disolved in a gallon of water for ferns. My sister says it works, however, I haven’t tried it myself yet.