Top of the list for my Six on Saturday this week is my Sickly Epiphyllum Oxypetalum. It’s dying and I don’t know why. Any advice gratefully received.
This week we’ve had a mixture of weather including heavy rain (at night) with the night time temperature from a low of 3C to a high of 15C. It’s been mostly sunny all week which has inspired me to write a list of what needs to be done. Now I just need to find a garden gnome to help me.
1. Sickly Epiphyllum Oxypetalum (Queen of the Night)
I am not sure what has happened to this poor plant. The leaves have turned yellow and pink. Any suggestions, please?
This was the plant in Sept 2018 >here>
2. Hibiscus in Flower
My hibiscus plants growing in pots continue to flower.
I am not a great lover of daffodils or narcissus etc. but no spring garden would be complete without at least a couple of pots of sunshine.
4. Cymbidium Orchid
When this beautiful orchid finished flowering earlier this year I split the original plant into four. Two large plants and two off-shoots which I’ve nurtured all through the summer. So far they have all survived – which is a miracle!
5. Chlorophytum Comosum – Spider plant
I was given this spider plant several years ago and it hated living indoors. I moved it outdoors and it also complained… until I moved it into a shady position on the front terrace. Plants also sulk and like to make their feelings known. Judging by the number of babies its produced I think it is a happy and productive plant until the snails discover it.
6. Kalanchoe Synsepala
This little beauty is a birthday present from my ‘cacti and succulent’ friend. The Kalanchoe Synsepala is also known as the walking kalanchoe sends out runners which then take root. It grows well in gravel and requires bright light. At the moment I will leave it in the pot until I find a suitable spot in the garden.
That’s it for this week. For more Six on Saturday gardeners, check out the propagator’s blog >here>