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Posted 1w ago by @FitSedum

πŸŽ‰ Happy Saturday! πŸŽ‰ Showing a little love to 5 of my favorites. They all got a copper bath today and a little photo shoot just for being pretty. 😬
#HappyPlants #PlantsMakePeopleHappy #PlantAddict #PlantTherapy #FungusPrevention #SanAntonioGregGang #TexasGregGang #CentralTexasGang #FitSedum #CarolinesWinterGarden #Monstera #MonsteraMob #MonsteraAlbo #MonsteraBorsigiana #JungleGloriousum #VelvetFrydek
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@FitSedum I do enjoy the chronicles of your β€œoasis.” I don’t think a Stepford plant mom or dare I say Martha Stewart would have anything over you (except for maybe their non-carbon based components lol). The first picture says it’s an Adanosiiβ€”I’ve never seen one with open lobes before.
They’re all stunning 😍
Beautiful plants, love your pretties πŸ₯°
They are absolutely stunning! 😍
@TexanExpat It’s a Monstera Albo. I’ve seen the app attempt to identify the plant however, it can make mistakes. In my oasis, it is properly identified. I think it’s taking a little time for Greg to learn to visually ID plants when it comes to posts. I’m sure it will eventually get it. We only need to be patient and mention it in an attempt to seek clarity. That one is named Paris and it’s an Albo, not an Adanosii.
@AwesomePlants @KDkat3 @TexanExpat @Propa @Sassylimey @Plantoholic

Thank you all so much! I truly appreciate your words. πŸ₯Ή Yesterday was a very hard day and I’m taking care of my mental health by taking care of my green babies. It wasn’t hard in a way that is negative - it was extremely positive yet overwhelming. Thank you again for your kindness. I needed it yesterday but I got it today and I’ll be forever grateful! ❀️
@FitSedum I understand this all too wellπŸ’š plants help a lot of us with our mental health and I’m glad you find joy in them the same way I think alot of us doπŸ₯° yours truely do look amazing πŸ’š
Pretty is an understatement. Your llants are gorgeous 😍 ✨️ πŸ’• πŸ’–
@FitSedum the best way to deal with hard days is to take care of our green babies, giving them each lots of TLC πŸ˜πŸŒΏπŸŒ±πŸ’š #plantssavedmymentalhealth
Damn. How many rare monsteras do you have?!
Officially jealous omg
@AwesomePlants 🀣 @FitSedum my next monstera purchase just might include #iblamefitsedum 😜 these babies are on my wishlist and your pics are making want to just splurge and buy them today! *Says to self: no Abby, the hubs already commented on the number of new plants this week…wait 72 hours!*
@AstroMind I counted 5.
@Sassylimey agreed!
@Stall54Jo thank you.
@Propa thank you.
@FitSedum hi Caroline, please forgive my noob question, but what is a copper bath? Thank you and I’m glad your plants gave you some great mental health time. You deserve it! Thank you for all that you do for fellow Greggers
@Captjo it’s a dose of copper fungicide sprayed on the leaves until saturation. It kills fungus internally within the leaf layers in about 20 minutes. If you have a fungus issue or want to prevent one altogether, a copper fungicide bath instead of a regular plant shower works. Where neem oil stops, copper continues. Copper can also penetrate the surface of foliage and get to the fungus within while others can’t. I sprayed my plants with a diluted copper solution and spritzed a bit in the soil. I didn’t bother rinsing it off the leaves. I did water my plants right after.

Fungus can be in your humidifier if you haven’t cleaned it. It can be in your watering can if you don’t wash it out after every watering day. Fungus can be brought in by pests as well.

Copper is one of the micronutrients plants need for growth and for the production of chlorophyll. Soil or medium tends to become depleted of micro nutrients and out plants will show signs such as slow growth, stunting, and yellowing or necrosis along the interveinal areas. It’s meant to stop it from spreading, not repair foliage but it’s worth saving the plants from defoliation and eventually complete death.

I call the process a copper bath. It’s not technically a bath but the foliage is bathed in copper fungicide and left to dry with a watchful eye.

I hope that answers your question.
@FitSedum now I have a noob question: you said β€œleft to dry with a watchful eye.” What are you watching for? I’ve never used copper fungicide, but I probably should start.
@CaffeinatedFern β€œleft to dry with a watchful eye” is to keep an eye out for large droplets that remain blue. Copper fungicide is blue and when you spray to saturation, you’ll see where water accumulates and sometimes it will dry as a large blue spot. You can blot those with a damp cloth but you also want to watch the affect of leaving it to dry under any light because the copper fungicide states to not place the plant in bright light. I have a pendant over my sink and lots of recessed lights in my kitchen: it’s alot jd lighting so I watch the plant for any problems. What the manufacturer considered brigh light wasn’t clear to me so I just watch them as they dry. Not literally. But I check on them multiple times until they are evenly dry and there are no blue spots from the spray pattern.
@FitSedum wow they are so stunning 🀩. Caroline those Monsteras are just wow! That Alocasia Micholitziana 'Frydek' (is that what it is?) and Philodendron Gloriousum πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ₯°πŸ₯°
@KikiGoldblatt yes, that’s what it is. πŸ˜… I can’t remember that word in its entirety πŸ˜† so I take the easy way out: Velvet Frydek 🀣🀣🀣. The Monsteras are just growing since they are getting lots of light have their solar panels cleaned every month. They’re happy listening to their classical music every day. There is also a strict β€œno touchy” rule unless it’s to inspect or treat them. Hubby likes to touch and he doesn’t understand he’s stripping their protective layer of moisture every time he touches the foliage. I’m Kuzco. 😬
Beautiful!
Beautiful 🀩
Is San Antonio pretty good with natural humidity for plants?
@aly13 thank you!
@Breathepeace thank you!
@twopunk I think it is in Soring through Autumn. It’s the Winter that throws you out for a loop. πŸ˜…
@FitSedum i have family there and i thought about moving just for the humidity lol
@twopunk It’s awfully high in Spring and again in Summer. It’s awesome for plants that love humidity but you need to run a an to keep moisture in the air from settling on the leaves.

Now, talk to me about what it does to the shrubs outside and you’ll want nothing but turf and nothing else. πŸ˜…

It’s ok here. I prefer a rainy state but the people outside my neighborhood are nice and the culture is amazing. πŸ˜‰
@FitSedum is moisture settling on leaves bad???

I always loved the idea of a rainy environment but i love living in Texas it's just El Paso is dry weather and I'm getting tired of the desert 🏜️
@twopunk when it’s a steady moisture issue and it’s hot, yes. It causes leaf spot and fungal issues on the foliage. Bacteria will develop from stagnant water and eat away at the plant foliage. Morning dew is nice but too much is a bad thing. Air has to keep it moving to help dry it off.

We had an awful fungus on our lot and I spent $242 just to treat it and stop it. Then eveyry two months after that, I spent $130 to prevent it from returning. That’s just outdoors. Indoors is different but I’m in the hill country and it’s weird up here. Its a different climate than in San Antonio (city) because I’m in the woods.

I couldn’t go further than SA. I’m from the Caribbean and this is already like being in a desert for me. I’m used to the jungle and rainforest vines from overseas.
@FitSedum that sounds pretty cool! My dream would be to live in a tropical area.
@twopunk once you go there, you do g want to come back. Trust me. I was there a few years ago. I wanted to cancel my return flight.

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