What was that smell?
Hi all. :)
My mom has what I believe to be a "Golden Potho" I can post a pic if you want to see it. It is faded a lot.
This plant was my DH's after his mom died a few years back. We gave it to mom when we started moving around. Since we got it, it has only been repotted once. a few yrs ago. All she does is water it, no feeding at all.
We were gone for at least 7 mths, we come back and it isn't any bigger and looks real poor. I know it needs new soil, doesn't really need a bigger pot tho. (I can't do anything about the soil till next month sometime)
Anyway, today I told mom that I would like to take care of it. (no objection from her-- lol) Do what I can for now. I flushed it with tap water, and I could not believe the smell that came out of it!! It smelled rotten. Could this plant have some root rot? She has one of those pots that come with the drain pan attached to it, so a lot of the water stayed in.(mom never drained that out) Should I try to just "pop" that off? If I can? It is hard to drain.
The water that came out was yellow/brown, and I tried to flush till it was clear, I don't think I did it enough tho. I waited for about a half hr. and fed it some food.
I would really like to keep this plant going if I can. Is there anything I can until it untill I can get new soil for it?
Oh and I was wondering-- what does "soil collaps" mean? I think this has it because the soil line is very low and it is lower in the center. Is that what it is?
Any advice would be helpful-- thanks