Help with struggling exotic house plants!?
February 23, 2012 11:52 AM Subscribe
An older couple asked me to care for their condo & exotic house plants for three months while they're traveling. Two of the plants are struggling, and I don't know what to do! More info inside.
posted by eenagy to home & garden (22 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Now that their kids are all grown up, I was told that these plants are like children to them. SO: I have a month to revive the two plants! Both are in their own individual pots.
I'm not really sure what they are, and I've scoured the Internet trying to figure that out, but I've been watering them every 5 days or so, as needed (checking the soil, etc)... as of about a week ago, I noticed that Plant A's leaves were very crispy. Green, but crispy. Its leaves, when healthy, looked sort of like Baby's Tears. Is this the blue screen of death? What can I do?
Plant B is very small, a crawling fern-ish type thing... about 50% of it started to grow brown, so I picked the bad stuff out, put it in better light, but still... not much improvement. Ideas?