I have the worst time with these plants...
I have no idea what I'm doing wrong, but I can't get my plants to survive past one blooming.
I posted a long time ago about some baby AV's that were sickly and the nice community here helped me save them. Kind of. A few months after, both were gone.
I went to a local nursery and bought a new AV, one that was already starting to bloom a little and was in great condition. It finished blooming, and then that was it. The leaves started to curl and it wasn't giving me any new growth. It finally started to give me -tiny- little leaves out of two places, telling me the crown had split (something you all taught me). I separated the crowns, both of which had nice root systems, and I replanted them in home-made plastic-cup pots.
Since replanting them, they've gone completely down hill. The leaves keep turning brown around the edge of the pot and they aren't growing any bigger at all. The leaves are all tightly curled under. I've been keeping the apartment I live in around 68 degrees, since its winter now, and I've wrapped their pots in fabric to keep the roots warm. I take them into my room during the night, when I turn off the living room heater and turn my bedroom heater on, and place a towel over them to keep the cold off them. I've been putting them by the window when there is the least amount of draft and I only let them up there for a little bit to avoid them getting cold. Otherwise, they've been 10-12in from a fluorescent bulb, which I have been told is a less than ideal but still passible solution to the sun-and-a-draft problem.
I'm so confused as to what I'm doing wrong. I'm keeping the plants as warm as I can, they're in water proof pots and I have them in the correct kind of soil now. I always water from the bottom and only leave them in their saucer of water for 30 minutes, and they're still curling their leaves and not growing at all :/
This post was edited by KeOsika on Wed, Dec 18, 13 at 11:48