Monday, October 15, 2012

A rescue mission for Frithia

I've been near the local garden center and just had to peek inside. The result is I've found a Frithia (fairly sure it's a pulchra). It was in a shape you would expect: some of the leaves bloated and burst, some half rotten, humus soil soaked. But you know me. I couldn't leave it there. So I brought it home, washed it (several leaves have come off as soon as I touched them - that's how bloated it was - and most of the root) and laid it out to dry. I will pot it tomorrow. I don't think the chances for this plant to survive are high but we'll see.

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  1. You never know until you try, right? I have a few Pleiospilos that were in desperate condition at the nursery, and now they are starting to recover and look nice. Sometimes, they pull through!

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    1. Yep, we'll see how it goes from humus/fertilizer/flood to pumice with no water..
      Nice to hear about your Pleiospilos recovery :)

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  2. I hope they gave you a discount!

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  3. You are like a NGO . . . “Save the Frithia NGO”

    Tell us about the end of this story, please!

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    1. Haha I sure will :)
      I'm not sure what to do with it except just wait and see....

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