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  • In door gardens....

    4 posts, 4 voices, 815 views, started Jan 19, 2009

    Posted on Monday, January 19, 2009 by Lilli925


    • Amethyst

      Sadly, my houseplants suffered during our first real freeze I had to leave out of town for the day, I had left the heat on but apparently it was not enough. All of my tropicals have suffered some degree of freeze damage, some more then others, I have never had to deal with this before so I am hoping someone maybe able to help I do not know where to start to help any of them do I clip back the dead and water, and hope for the best or scrap them and start over it just breaks my heart to see them in such bad shape. To give you an idea how bad it is all of my pipes froze, to the point I could not even turn the handles when I arrived home the next morning. They eventually thawed but one did eventually break, later that evening. Any help would be appreciated...


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          Tuliplady wrote Jan 20, 2009
        • If it got cold enough to freeze your pipes, I’d say your houseplants are done for.  Clip off all the dead leaves and leave them alone for a little bit.  Some of the hardier may put up some new shoots, but it sounds like they‘re goners.

          I’ve had the same thing happen many many years ago.  It’s heartbreaking.  That time I lost a vining plant that my grandmother had given me and I’ve never seen another one since.

          I was watering my houseplants just a little while ago and see that I lost two precious (for sentimental reasons) African violets during our cold spell.  Everything else is fine, but I didn’t have the heat high enough for those.

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          Lilli925 wrote Feb 11, 2009
        • Yea, repotting couldn’t hurt,two of the 5 that I thought were gone are attempting to sprout, I don’t think they will be as hardy as they were when I bought them, who knows I am going to make a trip to Lowe’s or Hm depot this weekend and see what they have in stock. I have bought two larger pots so this is what I am going to try and work on them this weekend?

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