Looking for validation in my horror

SarahofLaytonNovember 14, 2012

My favorite plant in my office building is a beautiful Monstera Deliciosa, it sits near a sky light and it has been doing really well, sprouting new leaves (which are the highlight of my year watching them unfurl) I came in to work today to see that it had been moved from it's normal spot. When I asked the receptionist what had happened, why had it been moved? She tells me that somebody had moved it to put it directly under a roof leak. I look in the pot and it's sitting in 2 inches of water! I pull the pot out and it drains for what feels like forever to leave about 3 inches of water in the drainage pot!

I...am beside myself.

Please join me in being appalled and deeply worried for this plant. Poor guy :(

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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Awww man, I'm sure you gave it the best first-aid you could. Bet whoever did it thought they were just killing 2 birds with one stone, giving the plant a drink and keeping water off of the floor.

    Bookmark   November 14, 2012 at 4:12PM
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birdsnblooms

Sarah, that's awful. Do you know who moved it?
I'd have a heart to heart with him/her. Explain he/she will kill the Monstera.

Do you have any say-so in the matter?

If they want to catch water so it doesn't hit the floor, they should put a bucket underneath, but more important, the ceiling shouldn't be leaking. Toni

    Bookmark   November 14, 2012 at 5:38PM
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Need2SeeGreen(10 (SoCal))

I validate your horror!!!

I hope it recovers and the leak gets fixed.

    Bookmark   November 14, 2012 at 6:31PM
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jodik_gw

I have to validate your horror, too!

It reminds me of people who water once a week whether plants need it or not, then allow them to sit in saucers of water forever! Or folks who use dirt from their yard for houseplants! Oh, the horror!

No such thing as a green thumb! It's really applied knowledge!

    Bookmark   November 15, 2012 at 7:30PM
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SarahofLayton

I say so'ed that plant right back to the spot under the sunroof. It seems to be doing well actually, I must have caught it before the soaking had caused any damage, or it's just not showing any side effects yet.
Thanks for the validation, I was guffawing and gasping and the co workers I was sharing with would just say "oh, is that bad for it?" Harumph!

    Bookmark   November 16, 2012 at 10:27PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Sounds like this may be one of those things that looks bad but turns out to be good. What a big ripple (if you are familiar with the term "ripple effect!" Try to imagine all of the future plants that will NOT be killed by the people who heard you complaining about this plant sitting in water. It's humbling. Good for you, and this plant!

    Bookmark   November 17, 2012 at 10:33AM
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