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#1 User is offline   Ah Kee 

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 10:17 PM

I have 2 new pots of gerbera (just got them from the nursery 2 days ago)
they were in my balcony which receive good morning sun. it was rainy for the 2 afternoons.
1 of the pot has 3 flowers and 2 are bending over, 1 is still ok. Flowers in the other pot are ok.
I mist the leaves this morning ...

what could be the reason? is there anything I can do to make them stand up?
HEEEEELLLLPPPP .... :(/>

any advice is appreciated
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Posted 23 February 2009 - 10:45 PM

View PostAh Kee, on Feb 23 2009, 10:17 PM, said:

I have 2 new pots of gerbera (just got them from the nursery 2 days ago)
they were in my balcony which receive good morning sun. it was rainy for the 2 afternoons.
1 of the pot has 3 flowers and 2 are bending over, 1 is still ok. Flowers in the other pot are ok.
I mist the leaves this morning ...

what could be the reason? is there anything I can do to make them stand up?
HEEEEELLLLPPPP .... :(/>

any advice is appreciated
ahkee


gerbera stems are fragile and can snap easily. if they are bending over for whatever reason (wind, curious pet, etc ) , you can support the stems using lidi/satay sticks. tie the stems to the sticks loosely. you may be able to find something at garden centres for the same purpose. :)/>
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Posted 23 February 2009 - 10:55 PM

View Postshamrock, on Feb 23 2009, 10:45 PM, said:

gerbera stems are fragile and can snap easily. if they are bending over for whatever reason (wind, curious pet, etc ) , you can support the stems using lidi/satay sticks. tie the stems to the sticks loosely. you may be able to find something at garden centres for the same purpose. :)/>


did not snap ... no pet, no kids .. so I suspect could be wind ... or lack of water (the leaves are drooping also) :(/>
let me move them indoor for a day and observe again. growing plants is so tough

thanks shamrock ...
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Posted 23 February 2009 - 11:55 PM

View PostAh Kee, on Feb 23 2009, 10:55 PM, said:

did not snap ... no pet, no kids .. so I suspect could be wind ... or lack of water (the leaves are drooping also) :(/>
let me move them indoor for a day and observe again. growing plants is so tough

thanks shamrock ...



it's fun, ah kee. :)/>

try not to water the centre of the plant - that can make it susceptible to fungal attacks. try to water fr the side of the pot instead.

This post has been edited by shamrock: 23 February 2009 - 11:57 PM

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 12:25 AM

View Postshamrock, on Feb 23 2009, 11:55 PM, said:

it's fun, ah kee. :)/>

try not to water the centre of the plant - that can make it susceptible to fungal attacks. try to water fr the side of the pot instead.


ya, I read abt that and only water from the side
but I did not read about wind blowing them over ... sob sob
it's ok ... I think they will stand straight and greet me next morning :flowers:/>

ya, they are so cheerful to look at ... they are so pretty :wub:/>
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Posted 24 February 2009 - 05:51 AM

View PostAh Kee, on Feb 24 2009, 12:25 AM, said:

ya, I read abt that and only water from the side
but I did not read about wind blowing them over ... sob sob
it's ok ... I think they will stand straight and greet me next morning :flowers:/>

ya, they are so cheerful to look at ... they are so pretty :wub:/>


the wind is only an issue when the gerbera is in bloom. the flower stalk can be quite long and the flowerhead is heavy. as long as the stalk doesn't snap, it may be able right itself later. nonetheless, if it had some support, you wouldn't need to worry so much. :)/>

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 08:37 AM

View Postshamrock, on Feb 24 2009, 05:51 AM, said:

the wind is only an issue when the gerbera is in bloom. the flower stalk can be quite long and the flowerhead is heavy. as long as the stalk doesn't snap, it may be able right itself later. nonetheless, if it had some support, you wouldn't need to worry so much. :)/>


they didnt stand up on their own :(/>
I better find some sticks and tie them straight before they really snap
thanks

PS, whoh, you wake up very early leh
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