Plant ID, and Care

aaronuwsOctober 18, 2012

I bought this at a local nursery because I liked it. I have no idea what it is, and proper care. I asked what kind of plant it was (because it had no tag), and of course, they didn't know. I have it in a south facing window, and water about once a week. So far, its doing good. Thank you in advance.

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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

It's Invisiblus absentitis. Light tolerance varies among the Invisiblus group of plants, but it likes very bright light. It prefers a soil that drains very freely and allows you to apply enough water at each watering so the soil is completely saturated and at least 15-20% of the total volume of water exits the drain hole; this, without you having to be concerned about the soil remaining soggy for an extended period and impeding root function or causing rot issues. A picture of the plant would be nice, but almost all plants respond very favorably to fertilizers that have NPK RATIOS (different than NPK %s - ask if you don't understand) that approximate 2:1:2 or 3:1:2.

You might find the link I left to be valuable in that it can help you avoid almost all the common pitfalls associated with growing in containers.


Here is a link that might be useful: An overview

    Bookmark   October 18, 2012 at 7:46AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Heythere, welcome to the forum.

I'm guessing you browsed your computer to add the picture, then clicked preview, then edited your comments again, clicked preview again, before submitting. When you click preview, the picture info doesn't stay in the browse box, so it got lost.

Hope you'll try again although the info above should be helpful no matter what kind of plant it is.

"Invisiblus absentitis" Good one!

    Bookmark   October 18, 2012 at 10:01AM
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hey tapla, I guess I'm getting old . . . read op's question, saw your answer & wondered if they'd sent a pic to you or something . . . I didn't recognize the name of the plant 'invisiblus absentitis' so I almost googled it . . sheeeesh!
Thanks for your learned answer . . . ;oP

    Bookmark   October 18, 2012 at 11:30AM
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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

I was hoping I'd get at least ONE of you! ;-)


    Bookmark   October 18, 2012 at 6:21PM
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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

I was hoping I'd get at least ONE of you! ;-)


    Bookmark   October 18, 2012 at 6:22PM
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Lol! You're too funny, Al!

    Bookmark   October 18, 2012 at 8:43PM
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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

Hi Al,

You got me, on my new laptop, I'm trying to learn the trackpad (not use a mouse). Struggling a bit, so a laugh was especially welcome, thx!

    Bookmark   October 18, 2012 at 11:57PM
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