Titanums in the Sahara

patusho25(z11 Mexico)July 17, 2007

they suffered from low irrigation during my vacations and now they look like this. will they survive? the taller one has always been bigger and perhaps it was stronger or either it just got more water than the other two. they´re in shade (strong indirect light).

any advice or fact about them when like this? I´m in very hot Mexico (near Mazatlán but inland), max 40ºC, min 28ºC, humidity 55%, still waiting for a strong rain (dry year). thanks in adance.

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patusho25(z11 Mexico)

ok, here´s the picture.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2007 at 8:52PM
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patusho25(z11 Mexico)

el bumpo

    Bookmark   July 19, 2007 at 3:43AM
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aroideana(Tropical Australia)

I have done the same with a large plant , they will come back . Will most likely get another leaf , when they do give some more fertilizer .

    Bookmark   July 19, 2007 at 4:43AM
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grrrnthumb(z8 WA)

Yeah, I also think they'll be fine. Just don't overdo the watering now, especially on the burnt two. They'll probably be closing down what's left of those burnt leaves in preparation for the next cycle.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2007 at 8:35PM
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rredbbeard(SE CT USA/zone 6)

This is what I have done when I'm on vacation: place your plants on a sheet of plastic in an area where there is bright light but *no* direct sun. Water them well, and then place a very light plastic sheet (dry cleaner bag, or similar) over them, and tuck it in around the edges.

I have done this with african violets, etc., and they thrived in their mini-greenhouse for almost 2 months. Better to risk fungus than to guarantee death by dehydration, IMHO...

Good luck!

---Rick in CT

    Bookmark   July 21, 2007 at 8:04AM
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patusho25(z11 Mexico)

Thank you all for the clever idea and first hand experience.

Last night had our first "strong" shower and both the smaller ones started pushing a new leaf, hope they make it.


    Bookmark   July 21, 2007 at 7:14PM
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