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Q.Growing Seedlings

Zone Broken Hill, NSW 2880 | Jeannine Morrison added on April 4, 2021 | Answered

Several months back i bought one of your plants, the vibrant red one, i put it out the front but it wasnt happy with our too hot sun and winds so i placed it out on our back verandah where it only goes the late afternoon sun, however a while back we had a bad storm come thru with heavy rains with small hail and strong heavy rains, over the next few days the leaves started to brown off and the flower top started to brown off, i thought i was going to lose it but i read on here to pinch off the flowers and remove damaged leaves. Now i did all that and pretty much ended up with just the stem so i let it go to see what would happen, after a few days i noticed two little green leaves pop up out of the ground and start to grow, i crossed my fingers hoping it was a new plant and to my surprised has it not only grown but is flowering and i have over a dozen more coming up and more leaves in the ground appear everyday. The reason i am reaching out to you is to ask for some advice im wondering if over growding will occur due to too many plants in the pot and could i perhaps move some into a larger pot and if so when would be the best time to do some. The larger plants about 5″ tall or so and the others are around 2-3″ tall. I can send photos if you want me to, hoping you can advise me on what to do as i just love the beautiful red flower, also any other advice you can give to me to help keep it a happy flowering flower. thank you Jeannine Morrison (Broken Hill, NSW, 2880)

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Answered on April 5, 2021

Unfortunately, we do not sell plants. We only offer information on the care of them. It is likely that you have received it from someone else.

Without knowing the plant in question, it would be hard to say what care it requires. Likely, if it is showing signs of life, you are doing something right!

Dividing them should be fine, as most plants will tolerate division when young.What I can do is provide a few articles that will help you to do so:




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