Our plants are not doing well. None but the basil still looks good. Someone once told me I have a green thumb, but it’s turned yellow. Take a look.
I thought bamboo was supposed to be one of the easiest plants to take care of. The plant-shop lady said keep it’s sponge wet (it’s sitting in a sponge), and it’ll be fine. Then some of the leaves started turning yellow and getting burn marks. I thought it was weird that it was getting too much sun when it wasn’t getting any direct light, but I moved it into the bathroom for a while–maybe it didn’t like so much unnatural light. It wasn’t doing any better in there, so I thought I’d stop keeping the sponge so damp. I think that was a mistake. Now some of the stalks are withered and brown.
Our foliage plant looks pretty good. You can see one yellow-looking leaf on the left. The main reason it looks alright is because I pruned it about a week ago. There were lots of yellow leaves. Apparently it was getting too much sun living on the windowsill. I didn’t think that would occur, given our west-facing windows, often overcast skies, and short hours of daylight (less than eight hours per day). It now lives on the dresser with the Lucky, the bamboo.
This is by far the worst-looking plant (sorry, Cel). Our cyclamen is in pitiful shape. I just don’t know what it wants! It turns yellow, I give it less light. It starts drooping, I give it more moisture. Still not happy. And the less cooperative it is, the less inclined I am to give it special attention. I guess I’ll keep watering it, but I’m sort of waiting for it to die. I think it wants to.
The orchid is looking cute, but that’s only because I tied bows to its support rods. I wanted to hang a Christmas ornament from each, but we don’t have any. The last of the flowers died on each stalk so I cut the stems. Supposedly new buds are going to start growing out of the highest nodes on the stalks, but I haven’t seen any growth yet. The stalks haven’t died, though, so that seems like a good sign.
Here’s the basil. It’s fine.
I’m kind of bummed our plants are doing well, especially the bamboo. They made me so happy when they were healthy. Maybe they’ll rebound. Or, all but the cyclamen will. I wonder if it’s too cold in our flat for them. I hope not!