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Propagation is usually with semi ripe cuttings taken in summer - keep them misted and they should root very quickly. Alternatively, you could try layering - peg a couple of shoots down into the soil and wait, they should form roots, but it takes quite a while for this to happen usually, some months. Once you've got roots, grow the plant on in an ...


Well you could, but the only way it would grow healthily after a year or so is if it put roots out through the bottom of the pot into the ground, which it is very likely to do. The roots will come out through the holes in the pot and eventually break the pot as they increase in size. You can't stop the holes up because then there'd be no drainage for the ...


Yes, transition shock to a degree, it should have been hardened off before being left out all the time, not only to acclimatize to colder, variable temperatures after being indoors for some time, but also to get used to direct sunlight on its leaves. It is not, however, dead - turn it out of its pot, split or select live parts from what's there, removing ...


When I was a plant technician at a Botany Exhibit we had numerous bromeliads and tillandsia to take care of under varying conditions. None of them were inside a glass or plastic bottle. display #1: glued to cork or bark with silicon adhesive (not silicon for bath and kitchen which contains a fungicide). Sprayed once daily with filtered water to remove ...


The other answers give good advice, but nobody is mentioning the one fatal error that could be lurking unnoticed: make sure the water has had time to cool before pouring it on. While you might have thought of this, new gardeners might not.


The water is not lost when washing pot because if it's not salted and no oil is used, its fine to water non-potted plants with it, and therefore the water from the pot is re-used and the pot is just washed, versus if water was not re-used it would be wasted along with water to wash pot.


It'll be, as you suggest, slow release fertiliser such as Polyon - these are coated with polymer, and it depends on the formulation of the polymer whether they eventually bio degrade, and how quickly they do so. Given I'm not sure which one's been used, its hard to say whether they will eventually degrade or whether they'll still be intact in a few years. ...

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