Wednesday, September 7, 2011
(Not So) Wordless Wednesday
My mum is notoriously bad at keeping any kind of plant alive. It has become so bad, that the only form or foliage she is able to keep is a 'Magic Tree' and that could hardly be counted as a plant.
Things changed however, when I bought my mum a Poinsetia plant. For those who don't know what they are, Poinsetia plants have red leaves and generally associated with Christmas. When I bought the plant for mum, I thought we'd be lucky to have it in the house for a week but, by some miracle, it has lasted a whole 9 months so far!
Recently though, we have been on tenterhooks over the health of the Poinsetia plant. It's still growing nicely, but over the last week it has developed some strange mottling on the leaves. Like this:
Whilst I think that this patterning on the leaves is normal (but then I know very little about gardening and plants), we all would like the Poinsetia to stay alive long enough, to see next Christmas. So, for those who have some knowledge in plants, will this plant fine? If not, s there anything we can do to save the plant? Any help will be greatly appreciated!