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Eric Williams
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Re: Poorly plant

Post by Eric Williams » Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:39 am

Hi, RWW, yes you have done really well in getting the seedling back into good health. One question that may sound silly. Some times these "pretty pots" come with no drainage holes that make cultivation very difficult . Just a thought Cheers
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Re: Poorly plant

Post by rodsmith » Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:32 pm

Great news, RWW. You've achieved an amazing result with your perseverance.
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Re: Poorly plant

Post by RWW » Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:12 am

After 4 years I think I can claim the plant is now back to full health! Thank you for your kind advice! I removed it from its winter cover yesterday and he has survived the winter well. It’s original problems were caused by my wife taking it to her work and having it in a desk in the middle of an office. She asked me yesterday if she could have it back for her work.......I think I’ll need to get her to sign a “contract of care” first :cool:
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Re: Poorly plant

Post by dalesmatt » Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:28 am

Say no, say no! :roll:
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Re: Poorly plant

Post by daniel82 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:45 am

applause all round, he looks great I hope you get rewarded with some flowers soon.
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Re: Poorly plant

Post by rodsmith » Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:07 pm

This has been a brilliant recovery with much patience from you. I honestly didn't think the plant had much of a chance when you posted the original photo but now looks very fit and healthy. It appears to be a stenocactus, possibly S. crispatus, which is very variable like many of the stenocactus species.
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Re: Poorly plant

Post by RWW » Mon May 28, 2018 11:14 am

And a little flower has appeared!
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Re: Poorly plant

Post by juster » Mon May 28, 2018 12:33 pm

Thanks for letting us know, well done!
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