New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 2, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
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Reduced watering schedules are required for the overwintering or dormant plant Do not water at the first sign of wilt, but wait untfi the second or third day to water. Never allow the plant to wilt severely, but a slight wilt is acceptable for winter bound plants.
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Winters in South and Central Tbxis are iniki, but occsknally freezes make us haul our patio plants indoors to protect them flan the weather. Hanging baskets and potted tropicals suffer greatly in the winter, but with a little understanding they will be healthy for next spring. The ups and downs of the temperature extremes make this a difficult job, but there is no need to break coes back moving plants.
If your patio plants were basking in the summer sun and then abruptly moved inside to keep them ftom freezing, they have probably shed several leaves by now. Some might even be bare if they were placed in a cold garage or covered porch with no heating. A few plants were damaged before being brought indoors. Wind damaged plants were the first to loose leaves and may have suffered additional damage to stems and branches.
Plants have an ability to recover even from severe leaf drop if secondary complications do not arise as a result of winter storage. The secret is keeping the plants in a dormant stage without allowing the further desiccation of the plant tissue. Even severely damaged plaits can recover if a few simple principles are followed.
First you should remove all dead and yellowing leaves horn the plant Slightly yellow leaves cm be left on foe branch until they are completely yellow or until they turn a crisp brown. By removing the dead md dying leaves you have begun the process of sanitation. Next, the plant pots should be cleaned of debris including any egg cases that insects may have left attached to the container. On more fem one occuion, eggs will hatch and Singing or chewing insects will emerge to devour the plant I Check the soil for additional critters that may be living just slightly aader the top crust of the root ball. Entry and exit holes may be visible qpon doser inspection. A few of these critters may be beneficial insects or snail toads, so be careful when prob^ tag the hole. Toads and small lizards often find temporary homes in potted plants. Allowing them to exist in the pot cm actually be beneficial.
Once the leaves are removed and the pot and plant are inspected for insects, it is time to clean the plant. Wash off dust and dirt from leaves with plain water and a soft cotton rag. There is no need to scrub, a simple circular motion will remove the moat stubborn dirt, lf you find scale or aphids, adding a little horticulture or summa oil to the wash water will kill these pest and add shine to the leaves. A cotton swab will work to get into the small cracks found at the leaf axle.
If you have a large number of ferns, deaning each leaf is impractical. But you cm spray the leaves with water or a water-oil mix and still accomplish the task. Some ferns and soft leaf plants are extremely susceptible to mealybugs. A mix of water and alcohol in equal parts will kill these pest Ike a cotton swab to touch each pest or UR three parts water and one part alcohol in a spray bottle and aim for the pere without spraying too much of foe plant. Repeated applications of the yay may ba nae—ry.
Provide the pima with aa much Ugkt aspoRfoie. Grow tampa ta fluonaoeit fixtures or grow butts in incmdeacert fixtures will give a broad spectrum light to indoor vegetation, lf plants are growing a large number of new leaves, then you may he giving them too much light. Light levels should be for pfiti8»tiftifta only.
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