I am the world's worst at caring for plants. My five year old son gave this to me for mother's day. It was a puny little plant in a paper cup. It grew and flourished for several months, but now it looks like this. What can I do to save it?
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Thank you Pamela. It is on the front deck which gets the full hot beach sun most of the day. I water it probably 3 times weekly. I do not even know what kind of plant it is to look up care on the web. I will try repotting. Plant illiterate. Lol.
It has been out of the paper cup since my son brought it home, but I am thinking it must need a bigger pot. Thank you. I did not know if I was watering too much or not enough. The pot it is in does drain. My son thinks it is peeing! LOL.
Are we sure that it is not a Cyclamen?It is special because it was a gift from your son.Check online or with a local florist to determine exactly what plant it is and write down detailed info how to care for it.It will be a valuable lesson in love.
Thanks Lisa. Should I cut off all the dead parts?
I can't see any dead parts from the picture, but if there there are "crispy", brown, dead blossoms; yes. Pick them off. If there are dead leaves take them off. They tend to get "lopsided" when the light isn't right (healthier on only one side).
Thanks Lisa there are dead flowers and crispy leaves!
Thanks so much!