Newly adopted noids seek guidance for their noob owner!
I'm new to the forum and new to AVs, as well. I've been reading all the wonderful tips you've shared in other threads about AVs. You're real experts on these gorgeous plants, so I think I'll be in good hands. Thanks!!
I have a couple of questions on how to care for my new friends. My AVs were a gift. They're store bought, so they don't have IDs. I've had them for about 4 weeks now, and they're still alive and their leaves are strong (yay!!!!). I keep them on my desk next to my NW facing window. It's somewhat bright. In the summertime (now) half the window gets direct sunlight in the evenings, so I keep them on the side that doesn't get hit directly by the sunlight. Once the winter comes (assuming I have managed to keep them alive 'till then!!), I'm planning to move them a bit away from the window. I have a desk lamp that uses a CFL bulb. I read somewhere in a thread here that I could use that to shine on my plants for light (Is that a correct assumption I'm making?).
I've also noticed here folks suggesting that the pots should be 1/3 the size of the plants. My plants came in 4" pots, but at their widest they're about 8". Simple math tells me that perhaps they're in the wrong pots? Should I repot them into something smaller? or should I just leave them alone?ÃÂ
Any tips and advice will be very much appreciated!!ÃÂ
Thanks for reading!ÃÂ