help with violet...

spiderplantJuly 16, 2008

I have a teeny bopper I just got from Rob's. I have some pictures. I just don't know what to do, because it looks a little odd. Thanks.

Drew

(sorry about the blurry pictures.)

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m3rma1d(inside)

Looks right to me! Looks just like mine did when I bought him from him at the Hartford Flower Show.

What is it you think is "wrong"?

    Bookmark   July 16, 2008 at 7:26PM
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spiderplant

is it in the right sized pot and everything?

    Bookmark   July 16, 2008 at 7:28PM
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m3rma1d(inside)

P.S. Maybe you think it looks "wrong" because it's un-centered in the cup and has a long neck? You ought to repot it anyways, Rob's soil mix is pretty heavy... Not to mention the standard 3oz cup his plants come in is a bit big for Teeny Bopper so I'd suggest potting it down.

    Bookmark   July 16, 2008 at 7:31PM
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spiderplant

Which size would you recommend?

    Bookmark   July 16, 2008 at 7:47PM
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m3rma1d(inside)

The general rule for potting A/Vs is 1/3 of the the plant's diameter.

    Bookmark   July 16, 2008 at 7:57PM
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larry_b(Zone5/CO)

Hi Spiderplant,

I agree with m3, teenybopper looks just fine. It probably should be in a smaller pot. I would recommend something about half the diameter. Those pots are kind of hard to find. They're called thumb pots. Although a nice size container for a plant of this size is one of those containers that have half and half are in at a restaurant. Maybe it's time to go out for a cup of coffee? lol In my case it's always time to go up for a cup of coffee. lol

Teenybopper grows pretty slow so it will be a while before it is large enough to be planted in a dixie cup or comparable size container.

I hope this helps,

Larry

    Bookmark   July 16, 2008 at 8:03PM
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spiderplant

I found a creamer cup! I had to trim some roots, but it looks better! (that rob's soil IS heavy).


    Bookmark   July 16, 2008 at 10:23PM
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larry_b(Zone5/CO)

Hey Spiderplant,

That looks great!

    Bookmark   July 17, 2008 at 12:47AM
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