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crabby58

Hi, everyone. I'm from northeastern Pennsylvania. Love to play in the dirt 😊 Inside and out. My helper is my 14 year old black lab 🐾 zone 6a

Alocasia x amazonica 'Polly'

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crabby58

Was going to check Suzy's roots but discovered #newgrowth 😃 and a new leaf💚 guessing she found her #happyplace 💚 #bestofnovember #african-mask @sieveheadsarah @hannahchristine 11.30.21

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lesliecole49

Yay, how nice

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crabby58

Was happy to see both😃 @lesliecole49

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sieveheadsarah

Wow, how fab is that Thelma, 2 new leaves must mean it’s a happy plant! 👍🏼😀

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crabby58

Thank you😃I was ready to pull her out of the pot and check her roots🤗💚 @sieveheadsarah

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lesliecole49

Mine was waterlogged when I brought it home and never was able to recover. Glad this seems to be rallying

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crabby58

Sorry to hear that 😥 @lesliecole49

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hannahchristine

So pretty I'm glad she found her happy place and new growth double yay😊 congrats 🎉 @crabby58

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crabby58

Thank you @hannahchristine I'm beyond happy that she has bounced back 🥰 and showing progress👍

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crabby58

I think "Suzy" is liking her new location at the kitchen window😃 has a new leaf💚 #african-mask #bestofnovember. 11.30.21

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heatherdirtyhands

Thats great maybe she was just shedding some old leaves

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novicegardenlover

She looks great.

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gjones

She's looking good!

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hkyfvr

She looks lovely 👍😍

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crabby58

Thank you ladies🤗 @heatherdirtyhands @novicegardenlover @gjones @hkyfvr

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hkyfvr

Always welcome 😍

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hannahchristine

So pretty and I love your owl decor @crabby58

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crabby58

🤗thank you 🦉I collect them😍 @hannahchristine

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hannahchristine

@crabby58 really me too I HV a few lol 😊 your very welcome

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crabby58

I'd love to see your collection🦉😃 @hannahchristine

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crabby58

Just moved "suzy" into the kitchen 🤞hoping she likes it better by the window💚 #african-mask 💚 she has lost 3 leaves since I brought her home and re-potted her, got her 7 days ago. My owls are watching over her 😍 11.27.21

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gjones

Hope she makes it!

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crabby58

Thank you @gjones I sure hope so too 😍👍

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hkyfvr

She is looking good. Hope she does well after the leaf loss. 👍🤞🤞😍

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crabby58

🙏 and🤞so too, Diane 😍thank you @hkyfvr

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hkyfvr

Very welcome Thelma 😍

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crabby58

Is she dieing already? Or is she adjusting to her new living arrangements? I took 3 leafs off her that had turned brown and pale with curled tips. I gave her a second watering since I got her as the dirt was very dry, yet I have her sitting on a pebbles tray of water for humidity. Anything else I can do? @sieveheadsarah @ublaszko

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ublaszko

Maybe overwatered? Mine hasn't had any drink yet and it's doing ok. The top half of the soil is completely dry but when I lifted it out of the pot it was still moist at the bottom so I'm leaving it be until it looks slightly wilted 😅

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crabby58

🤔😬any advice? I hate for her to die..i repotted after I brought her home. @ublaszko @sieveheadsarah

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ublaszko

Oh, it might be transplant shock then. I don't know anything about houseplants but Sarah might be able to help.

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lesliecole49

This is as best as I can help. https://bloomscape.com/common-issue/why-are-the-leaves-on-my-alocasia-polly-turning-yellow/

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charlotte

Talk to her. Tell her she is home now . 😊

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novicegardenlover

Mine is outside and lost all her leaves, so I definitely can't help.

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crabby58

🤗thank you @ublaszko that's what I was thinking..in shock 😊 time will tell

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crabby58

I will check that article out 👍 I have since moved her into the kitchen for more humidity🤞🤞trying to find her "happy place"😃 thank you @lesliecole49

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crabby58

Oh, believe me, I had a nice little talk with "Suzy"👍hope she listened 😅 @charlotte

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crabby58

I hope she reblooms for you come spring🤞such a pretty plant💚 @novicegardenlover

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gjones

That's what happened to mine after about 10 days😝

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crabby58

Seems happy 💚 so far after repotting and well watered and drained, sitting on stones with water for humidity😃 #hopeidontkillit 🤞 #alocasia-amazonica #african-mask 11.21.21

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gjones

Looks happy and healthy.😊

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crabby58

Thank you 😃 @gjones hope she stays happy 🙏😍

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ublaszko

I bought one yesterday 😊

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crabby58

😃great👍 don't ya love it😍love the foliage💚🖤 @ublaszko

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ublaszko

I bought it because I thought it would go well next to my orchid but they actually don't look good together so I still need another plant... 😉

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crabby58

Absolutely😁💕

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crabby58

I went looking for a swiss cheese monstera- I love how they look, but, I think they might grow too big, plus-they were too beat up- to my liking, so I came home with this one instead🤪loving it💚 @ublaszko

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ublaszko

I don't think I'd buy monstera because they are climbing plants from what I've heard and I don't have the space for it.

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crabby58

I don't have the room either @ublaszko once it gets talker than me🤪scary😅

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hkyfvr

It looks beautiful. You are doing all the right things Thelma. It will thrive I am sure of it. 👍👍😍

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crabby58

Thank you, Diane😃 I sure hope I don't kill it🤗 @hkyfvr

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crabby58

Taking a good drink after #re-potting #african-mask 💚 #rainwater only11.21.21

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hkyfvr

Looking lovely. Heading to local Garden Centre and Greenhouses tomorrow with my daughter. Will I or won’t I? 🤔🤔

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crabby58

😁👍yes, you will😅 @hkyfvr

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crabby58

Try and try again, Diane😍never give up😘 @hkyfvr

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crabby58

My #alocasia-amazonica #roots are showing😊a good day to be #re-potted 👍11.21.21

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columbiariver

A perfect day for potting ☺️

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crabby58

And it was so warm in the sunroom, good day to play in the dirt🤓 @columbiariver

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crabby58

Driving home with a #newaddition for #foliagefriday 💚 #alocasia-amazonica fell in love with the dark waxy leaves, I know nothing about this plant, any advice? Do I have it labeled correctly ? That's what Google lens said it is🤗 11.19.21

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sieveheadsarah

It’s lovely Thelma, you have the correct name 👍🏼. They like bright indirect sunlight, they hate to be waterlogged, I use rain water and let them soak it up for an hour or so and then let it drain away, I water mine maybe every 10 days and I turn the plant 1/4 turn every week to keep it growing evenly 😀

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crabby58

Oh great😁thank you Sarah, for the info👍for the time being, I'm keeping her separately from my other plants to see how she does, while I think of a pot to transfer her to😊do you have one? Post a photo please👍 @sieveheadsarah

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gjones

She’s a beautiful plant. I had one a few years ago but it only lived a few months😟. Hope yours does well💚😍

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sieveheadsarah

Yes I do Thelma, I got this one in September and I also have a Zebrina and a Stingray, the Zebrina is my favourite, I’ll tag you 👍🏼👍🏼

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gjones

@sieveheadsarah great info! If I ever get one again I’ll follow your instructions😊

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sieveheadsarah

Such a shame yours didn’t survive Katy, definitely have another try they’re such beautiful plants 😀👍🏼 @gjones

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hkyfvr

I am the same as Katy. Mine only lasted about 6 months. Might have been a case of overwatering. I had mine in a pebble tray as I heard they like humidity. Thought I was doing well but then one by one the leaves turned yellow. I hope yours does well Thelma. You do so well with plants I bet it will thrive. Does anyone have a stromanthe triostar? Having issues with it too. Leaves turning yellow. 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️

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hkyfvr

Your plant looks gorgeous Thelma. Sorry I got carried away talking about mine. 👍👍😍😍

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hkyfvr

Thanks for the plant tips Sarah. I may get another one as I do love them. 👍😍 @sieveheadsarah

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crabby58

Oh my goodness that's more than okay, Diane😁that's what we do here, give each other help with our plants😍🤗I read they like humidity too and I took it in the bathroom counter, while I took a shower🤣🤣what us plant lovers won't do 💚for our plants survival🤓 I'm not familiar with stromanthe triostar😁sounds pretty though, I'd love to see a photo @hkyfvr

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crabby58

I found mine at home depot for $9🤗 @gjones @hkyfvr @sieveheadsarah I was looking for a swiss cheese monstera, but they looked all beat up for $15 then I found this one and fell in love with it's dark leaves🖤💚😍I hope I don't kill it😁

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