Spin Art in Phoenix?

1212dusti(9)April 6, 2014

I recently bought 3 Streps from mail order. One is blooming, the other is putting out several new leaves, but the Spin Art plant, is just sitting in the pot, beside the other 2 and doesn't look too happy. I read that older varieties don't like heat and can croak if temps are over 80. This is Phoenix, is there anyway to save the plant? A shame, because I really like the blooms on Spin Art.

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I had Spin Art in Arkansas last year...still have it ;) It seemed fine.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2014 at 10:22PM
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Lol, glad you are mobile, but that doesn't answer the question. Anyway, I found a lot of information online, and bought some amazing new plant food.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2014 at 8:40AM
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irina_co(z5 CO)

Spin Art is hardly an older variety. I would think it is about 2005 - 2007.

And yes - growing Streps in Arizona heat is a challenge.

Try this - find a bigger unglazed clay pot, get sphagnum moss - and wrap the outside of a strep pot with it. Stick it in a clay pot and wet the sphagnum. 2 benefits - raises the ambient humidity around the plant - and evaporation through the porous clay surface cools the roots down.
They do not look good in summer in CO too - but comes the fall - they recover.


    Bookmark   June 19, 2014 at 5:36PM
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