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Old 01-12-2009, 01:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently took a look at my plants overwintering under the house and they appear to be drying out I cut the top of of one and there is a little yellow green color in the center but it doesnt look good the others are not as bad but look like they will soon follow.any suggestions on this
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Old 01-12-2009, 01:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hopefully someone with more experience will weigh in on this but , a couple of things. Is it possible that it got below freezing ( a high /low thermometer may help). I've read that wrapping a damp towel around the roots may help this , wetting the towel occasionally say once a month. I've over wintered plumeria for well over 10 years( dry in pots) watering about once a month only because the stem ends tend to get shriveled. Still upon resuming regular watering they do just fine.Hope this helps.
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Old 01-14-2009, 07:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: dried plants

that is normal mine dry up to u might lose some of the stem or all of it as long as the corm is hard and not mushy it will come back in spring as for watering i dont water or wrap a damp cloth around the corm the roots usually dry up and die in a few days anyways so watering wont do no good only cause rot i usually cut all the roots of before storing them in my basement i just checked mine yesterday and the cavendishs the stems look pretty rought too and the ornamentals the stems r totally gone but all still hard and have green yet so no worries
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