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Q.Leaves growing smaller

Zone Houston, 77025 | Anonymous added on July 21, 2019 | Answered

My grandson brought home a plant that his daycare teacher gave him, don’t know the name of this plant. When I got this, it was a long stalk with a few leaves, the leaves were quite healthy and big but as time went by the new leaves became smaller and smaller and then just drop off. What can I do to revive the plant? I don’t want to disappoint my grandson. Thanks for your help.


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Answered on July 22, 2019

Asking your grandson to find out the name of the plant is crucial. I wonder if it is bamboo. Attached is an article on growing bamboo in containers. https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/bamboo/growing-bamboo-in-pots.htm

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Answered on July 22, 2019

I am afraid there isn't much plant material left for even an id on this plant.

It may not be able to be saved.

Make sure that the potting soil is a good quality mix and that it is well draining.
Don't use soil from your yard, this becomes heavy and near concrete denseness in a container.

It looks very heavy and wet and likely the reason this plant has not thrived.

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