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May 27, 2021
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Garden Mistakes
by Joey Bokor

I really messed up the other day. I have this beautiful silver sword philodendron that I've been growing for a couple of years. The leaves are gorgeous. Most of them are about 18 inches long and have a lovely silvery sheen to them. The shape is cool too. When the plants are little, the leaves have great color, but aren't that interesting in shape. As they age, they get a more defined triangular look and, well, they are just lovely.

So, we were hosting a birthday party for my niece the other day and I wanted to set the silver sword in a decorative pot to keep the kids from knocking it over. I picked the pot, had it all set out, but I needed to stake the plant up a little, as it was flopping quite a bit. I grabbed some tie tape, went to hold up the main stem and it broke off in my hand. Just clean broke off. I figure it must have been damaged at some other time, probably by our dog Pearl in her never-ending quest to find all the lizards on our patio, because it came off with barely any pressure. But I have to say, I was quite disappointed.

But the amazing thing about the plant world is I know it will regrow. Both the original plant that the stem was broken from and even the broken piece, now that I've repotted it into a new pot with some fresh soil. The plant world is amazingly forgiving. What's the worst thing you've ever had happen to a plant?

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Aglaonema Bamboo
Aglaonema Green Bowl
Aglaonema Platinum
Alocasia Regal Shields
Cactus Bunny Ears
Dieffenbachia Hybrid
Dischidia Platyphylla Hoya Chelsea
Hoya Krimson Queen
Hoya Leytensis
Hoya Siptangensis
Hoya Sunrise
Monstera The Original
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Monstera Peru
Peperomia Frost
Peperomia Napoli Nights
Peperomia Piccolo Banda
Peperomia Rosso
Peperomia Watermelon
Philodendron Bob Cee
Philodendron Dark Lord
Philodendron Dwarf Red Congo
Philodendron Glad Hands
Philodendron Golden Horsehead
Philodendron Linnaei
Philodendron Micans
Philodendron Red Emerald
Pothos Marble Queen
Pothos Pearls and Jade
Prayer Plant Green
Sansevieria Dragon Fingers
Sansevieria Moonshine
Sansevieria Samurai
Sansevieria Whale Fin
Scindapsus Silver Ann Satin
Spider Plant Variegated
Syngonium Ice Frost
Syngonium Pink
Syngonium Tri-leaf Wonder
Tradescantia Green and Purple


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