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divided but flopd

Posted by baxb none (My Page) on
Sat, May 5, 12 at 12:38

My friend has divided a plant
for me which last year had
tall white round flowers
which i thought was Astilbe.
Ive potted it up into pretty
big pot and its got many
roots but its flopped. Should
i chop it down or wait? Its
been 3 days and its been
watered enough. I thought it
was Astilbe family but i
doubt it now. Each stem has
one leaf at top and leaves
look like Geranium but defo
not. Should i wait for it to
revive or have i done
something wrong? The
mother plant is fine so why
has this flopped so much?
Any idea on type? Link to
photo is /photos/52132867@

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RE: divided but flopd

tape it up with masking tape ...


RE: divided but flopd

Your link doesn't work so unable to id your plant. Flopping after division is perfectly normal. I wouldn't use masking tape - it's ugly and could damage the plant. Use soft twine and a discrete stick if you must but I'd just leave it alone. It has to re-establish its roots and 3 days is no time at all. Certainly don't chop it down. Would you want your head amputated if you were feeling faint? No, you'd want a nice quite bit of time to recover and a good long drink of water.

RE: divided but flopd

  • Posted by jolj 7b/8a-S.C.USA (My Page) on
    Sat, May 19, 12 at 0:39

I agree with flora_uk we should all keep our heads.

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