Brittany L Roth
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About Me
  • Birthday March 2nd, 2000
  • Country United States
  • Interests
    plants, bullet journals and photography!
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  • string of pearls
    help! my string of pearls looks weird. i can’t tell if it’s over or underwatered. i dont water it that much but nothing changes when i water it. the pearls are mushy and shriveled and a weird shape. anyone know what’s going on?
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      Sarah you have a photo of the shriveled parts? It looks good from this photo, but from the sounds of it - it's being overwatered. How often do you water this guy?!
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      Pei From the photo, it looks SUPER happy though. is it the most recent photo?
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      Parker Might be root rot, does that pot have good drainage?
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  • philodendron silver problems
    a little over a week ago, I got a philodendron silver. He came with some salt buildup on his leaves so I removed it with water and a little lime juice and it came right off. I gave him a tiny drink when I first got him, but other than that, pretty much left him alone. a few days later I noticed his leaves had drooped and curled up, so I felt his soil and it was dry about 3/4 of the way down so I watered him until water came out of the drainage hole and then dumped out the tray. about 5 hours later most of his leaves uncurled and I haven’t watered him since. today I noticed that one of his leaves has turned yellow but some leaves are still curled? does anyone have any advice?
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      Pei dropped and curled leaves are a telltale sign your plant is thirsty! You want to make sure you water your plants throughly each time - meaning to make sure the soil is fully satuated, not just tiny bit of water! And keep in mind the brighter the environment it lives in, your plants will need to be water more frequently (especially in the summer!).

      I agree with [288486,PlntNrd] the yellow leaves are a result of inconsistent watering as long as you correct it now :) you can simply snip it off!
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      PlntNrd This may be due to allowing it to get too dry and then giving such a big drink of watering or inconsistent watering. He was definitely thirsty, shown by the leaves curling and confirmed when you checked the soil. Since it is new, it may have been getting watered more often and then, in your home, dried more than used to. Plants go in to shock when they change environments and are first brought home, so that, plus a difference in watering technique may have caused the yellowing. Once leaves start yellowing, you can’t get them to go back to green. You can either cut them off or let them die naturally. Water consistently and let it adapt to its new environment and it should be just fine. Try to water before it gets to the point of physically showing symptoms of thirst.
  • Philodendron silver
    hello! I recently just got a philodendron silver, and some of the base leaves seem very limp. Almost all the leaves seem super healthy and firm, just some of the seem limp and sad. Should I be cutting those off or should I leave them?
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      Pei do you have a photo [294705,Brittany L Roth]
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      PlntNrd It would be best if you could upload a pic so we could see what you’re talking about, but limp leaves that look heathy on a plant that just arrived sounds like it’s possibly just underwatered and needing to adjust to its new environment. I can’t say for sure, without seeing, but unless the leaves are black, mushy, completely crispy, or totally yellow I wouldn’t cut them off. Philo leaves do get very limp and droopy when needing to be watered, but they also get a different kind of limp when overwatered. Look at how you’ve watered since you got it, whether it has drainage, etc. to try to determine if you’ve possibly over or underwatered it and go from there. Plants also can go in to shock when brought in to a new and very different environment and can take sometimes weeks to recover. I never repot right away when I get a new plant. I leave them in whatever I got them in for 1-2 weeks to allow them to adjust before repotting (repotting shocks them too).