Today, we cleaned up and added some soil to some plants in our office. They have been doing quite well but, recently, have been struggling some. Dirt was a little hard and roots compacted. I loosened the soil with my hands and added some more to top off the pots. We watered them good and removed some of the lower, stressed leaves. We found a new young plant in one pot and re- potted it alone.
Also, I noticed on one plant, and a young offshoot from it, that the stems seem to be thin and flimsy. Especially with the parent plant that is about 6' or almost 7' tall, we need to stake it from falling over.
2 questions, if someone can help. Can someone help us identify the plants so we can find better info on care? All these plants were rescued from a previous office when we moved to our current location. They were real scrawny and neglected and they have, so far, doubled or tripled in size since we started to care for them. Second Question, regarding the tall plant with thin stem, is there something that we can do to encourage stronger building of the stem or even some growth from the bottom?
The smaller plant has done real well. It has never bloomed before but we have gotten about 3 nice white blooms up from the middle, each year for the last couple years.