Back from Florida

Stush2049 Pitts. PA, zone 6November 13, 2011

Hello, Just got back in from Florida. I was visiting Clearwater and was looking around for my favorite plants Sansevieria. The only ones I found was Trifasciata. Seems one person gets one and shares with all the rest. Saw maybe two or three Laurentii (very rare). Was hopping to see other varieties, but no, just trifasciata. Most was in a very poor state as well as most other plants I saw. My friend asked me what I through was going wrong with his group of plants? After asking the regular questions, I noticed the water was very odd tasting and smelly. Too much chlorine or some thing. Suggested he age his water for a few days before watering his plants. Rain water is also a good source. Hope it works out for him. His area doesn't have a alternative source for watering yards as other places in Florid has. Also most of what I saw was only 1 to 2 feet tall. Very surprising? I would post pictures but most of what I took was in tropical plants.


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Stuch this is a bad time for Sansevieria, Stuch water smell and taste can be cause by many things that he would have no control. It depends where he lives. If they are small perhaps the soil should be changed out, or a larger container. Did you dump a plant out to check out the roots. Are you willing to share your name and address, perhaps you may get a surprise in the mail. Norma Lewis

    Bookmark   November 13, 2011 at 11:17PM
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Stush2049 Pitts. PA, zone 6

My theory of Clorox causing a variegation is now falsehood. It only kills, as with my trip to Florida. The water systems uses way too much chlorine or chloramines. All the places I went had this bad water. Had to use bottled water while there. When showering, almost pasted out due to the smell(of the water). My friends down there seems not to mind. I think this is slow poison to water plants with this concoction. Anyway maybe ageing the water may remove surface chlorine. Will not help on the chloramines side. My abused sans look great compared to all the ones I noticed growing around their park community. Water for plants should be another post. As i think this is a great cause for some to fail.
You can e-mail me for any personal information. Stush

    Bookmark   November 14, 2011 at 6:43PM
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