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Joined: 9/06/2007
Location: Kellyville, Okla
Posts: 2176
Posted: Jun/02/2008 5:57 AM PST

This plant was in my greenhouse during the 14 days of no electric, back in the winter. I lost everything in the gh. This splitleaf philo was frozen, but a couple of months ago I noticed a bit of green. So, we moved it back to the porch, and look at it now. Some of the leaves are over two feet long. The plant in the pot next to it is a Peace Lily, and it is showing a bit of green also.

John

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Joined: 3/17/2008
Location: beautiful southern appalachians
Posts: 2168
Posted: Jun/02/2008 6:56 AM PST

WOW! That's quite a recovery, in just a few months.
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Joined: 4/24/2008
Location: Chesapeake VA
Posts: 1954
Posted: Jun/02/2008 7:00 AM PST

Plants are amazing.
Sorry to hear about the loss of your other plants
bugnut blog photos
Joined: 9/06/2007
Location: Kellyville, Okla
Posts: 2176
Posted: Jun/06/2008 10:16 AM PST

This is another one of my survivors, you can see the trunk that I cut off, it was about 3ft tall. But it is doing good now.

John

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Joined: 5/15/2008
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
Posts: 107
Posted: Jun/10/2008 12:15 PM PST

this is why I can't seem to bring myself to throw our "dead" plants- they may not be really dead !!!! Nice rescue operation !! That philo looks fabulous !!
bugnut blog photos
Joined: 9/06/2007
Location: Kellyville, Okla
Posts: 2176
Posted: Jun/10/2008 5:18 PM PST

Can you believe this? I haven't been in the GH for a month or so, and I looked in today, and I about fell over, these two plants have been in there since winter with no water or care. When we first found out that everything had frozen we cut a lot of these plants back. The last time we looked they showed no sign of life, but look what they are doing. If I could I would do a happy dance.

John

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Joined: 9/06/2007
Location: Kellyville, Okla
Posts: 2176
Posted: Jun/27/2008 3:23 PM PST

This split leaf just keeps on getting bigger.

John

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Joined: 4/04/2006
Location: NE Ohio, deck chuckin' fool
Posts: 9437
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Posted: Jun/29/2008 1:21 PM PST

That is so cool! I'm glad you didn't throw them out and gave them a second chance. Now if you can figure out why they survived you can alter your greenhouse habits and maybe save a little energy running it. If it uses power.
LilyCrazy blog photos
Joined: 5/15/2008
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
Posts: 107
Posted: Jul/02/2008 8:46 AM PST

I'm getting ready to embark on my own resurrection adventure- while my daughters office building was flooded and they couldnt get in for 3 weeks, no one was able to care for her plants- one was a cactus so it was fine- the other was an ivy- and when she got back in there yesterday it was dried up and crispy- so she brought it to me- ive cut it way back, soaked it good and have it in a mini greenhouse (big ziploc bag that i vent every few hours so it gets fresh air). Hopefully...... we'll see some signs of life over the next few weeks
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Joined: 9/06/2007
Location: Kellyville, Okla
Posts: 2176
Posted: Aug/30/2008 10:02 AM PST

Look at this thing today.

John

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