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Titanums in the Sahara

Posted by patusho25 z11 Mexico (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 17, 07 at 20:40

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. theyre in shade (strong indirect light).

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

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RE: Titanums in the Sahara

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RE: Titanums in the Sahara

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 .

RE: Titanums in the Sahara

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.

RE: Titanums in the Sahara

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

RE: Titanums in the Sahara

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.


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