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my roommate's plants (pic...
Anonymous 02/24/14(Mon)18:00 UTC+1 No.275822 Report

my roommate's plants (pic related) are dying and we cant figure out why.
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Anonymous 02/24/14(Mon)18:02 UTC+1 No.275823 Report
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>>275822there used to be...
>>275822
there used to be one more but it already died. meanwhile, my little guy (pic related) is doing fine.
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Anonymous 02/24/14(Mon)18:02 UTC+1 No.275825 Report

>>275822
not enough sun, not right amount of water, soil. temperature of room
lots of things could be the cause
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Anonymous 02/24/14(Mon)18:04 UTC+1 No.275827 Report

>>275825
i dont think its water. it could be sun but it already survived the darkest part of the winter. the soil hasnt changed, do you think maybe we should add something to the soil?
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Anonymous 02/24/14(Mon)18:07 UTC+1 No.275831 Report

>>275823
you can't kill a cactus. i've tried. they just don't die.

i live in new england and when my brother bought his house the previous owners through all the potted plants into a compost heap, including a cactus.

it was half buried in the heap and so was rotting like crazy, and then it snowed for 5 months. sure as shit when the snow melted that god damned fucking cactus was growing out of the snow like nothin' ever happeend. and it fully recovered and thrived all summer
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Anonymous 02/24/14(Mon)18:09 UTC+1 No.275832 Report

>>275827
it could just be that it's not in a big enough pot and it's trying to grow more but the edges of the pot are stopping it so it's dying.
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Anonymous 02/24/14(Mon)18:12 UTC+1 No.275835 Report

>>275825
also the room isnt as dark as the pic makes it seem. i tried to make it brighter but whenever i panned up, the glare from the opposite windows made my phone auto darken to the point that you cant see the plants.

>>275831
the two tiny cacti (mine in the second pic and you can see the little white pot in the OPic) are both doing fine, which lends credence to >>275832

i just did a little research on "droopy cactus" because my room mate just said its all soft and sagging, and i think we just need to figure out the watering situation, and maybe re-pot. the leafy plant (not sure what it is) i think is just too cold. the damage to leaf-plant is consistent with freeze damage, from what ive read.


im no botanist so i appreciate any input. we already lost a cool mini-tree type plant and are not eager to lose any more.
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Anonymous 02/24/14(Mon)18:15 UTC+1 No.275838 Report

>>275831
idk if its pertinent but we are in massachusetts. so as long as they can hold on a little longer, the temperature/sunlight issue should be resolved.
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Anonymous 02/24/14(Mon)18:20 UTC+1 No.275839 Report

>>275838
yeah the cacti should be fine, just you know... continue to not water them, especially if they're getting less direct sun because of winter.

i might go buy a cactus
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Anonymous 02/24/14(Mon)18:21 UTC+1 No.275840 Report

>>275839
the little cacti we got for free. idk why but they were just given them out in the cafeteria one day so we snagged some (1 each yolo) up.

i wanted to bring morning glories to college but i decided against it because idk if i could control their viny nature indoors.
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Anonymous 02/24/14(Mon)18:23 UTC+1 No.275841 Report

>>275840
how much direct sun you guys get? what direction do you windows point? also i too am in MA where yo at?
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Anonymous 02/24/14(Mon)18:32 UTC+1 No.275843 Report

>>275841
framingham. and about north ish. i think it was like 25 degrees roughly. i took that bearing on an iphone compass app that my room mate had though so idk how accurate it really is.
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Anonymous 02/24/14(Mon)18:34 UTC+1 No.275845 Report

>>275841
>>275843
oh also, not too much sun. as you can see we are in the back. the windows you can see in the OPic get direct sunlight at night. not at night, but the last rays, you know what im saying.
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Anonymous 02/24/14(Mon)19:02 UTC+1 No.275856 Report

>>275845
i have a north facing window and it's been deathly impossible to keep plants healthy. since you probably aren't paying electricity bills you might consider a flourescent grow light or something
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Anonymous 03/01/14(Sat)20:26 UTC+1 No.279104 Report

Go to /an/ it's for animals and nature. Lots of plant people there.
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Anonymous 03/01/14(Sat)21:02 UTC+1 No.279116 Report

>>275843
how the fuck do you live in that dirty BR filled town. Move to Ashland its right next door and less spics.

sincerely,

a richfag from Hopkinton
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Anonymous 03/01/14(Sat)21:45 UTC+1 No.279126 Report

>>279116
>>275841 here
that's mean to say to anon why you gotta be mean? plus he's obviously there for school you cum dunny.

also i need a place to stay awhile can i crash with you :c
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