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Keep my aspidistra flying

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Aridane Mon 07-Oct-19 15:04:35

No derail - aftyl, it’s a thread about adpidistras!

Drabarni Mon 07-Oct-19 14:42:21

Aw, thank you Aridane

Sorry for derailing, I'm currently checking our garden Centre. thanks

Aridane Mon 07-Oct-19 14:00:56

They are perfect for dark Edwardian hallways and were very popular in Victorian times for that reason.

They grow slowly and so the larger specimens may be quite expensive.

Drabarni Mon 07-Oct-19 13:44:36

I want one of these, have always wanted one.
We live in an Edwardian semi with a very dark hall, it hardly ever gets light.
Would it be ok? Is there a particular type I should look for.
I'd love to try for "The biggest aspidistra in the land". grin

VirginiaCreeper Mon 07-Oct-19 13:40:18

I came on here expecting lots of George Orwell puns.
<slips out>

Aridane Mon 07-Oct-19 13:37:33

Aspidistra has had the snip and looks much better!

NanTheWiser Mon 30-Sep-19 22:21:19

Probably would be OK, although I don't know how many it's got! As long as you have a few healthy leaves, I don't think it would be a problem.

Aridane Mon 30-Sep-19 19:07:52

(which would be visually more attractive - shallow thing that I am)

Aridane Mon 30-Sep-19 19:07:29

Would you cut off the unhapppy leaves?

DustyDoorframes Fri 27-Sep-19 16:07:58

If it was super dry I'd say it's just that it needed a good water! You could also move it to somewhere a little brighter for a month or so to perk it up, then put it back?

Aridane Mon 23-Sep-19 12:03:54

Thank you - will try repotting or a bit of fertiliser .

I had googled before posting and wondered if it might be chlorosis and compost is just exhausted

dengarden.com/gardening/House-Plant-With-Faded-Yellowing-Leaves-And-Green-Veins-Chlorosis-May-Be-The-Problem

NanTheWiser Mon 23-Sep-19 11:36:10

The roots look fine, no idea really about the papery leaves I'm afraid. It looks a little like red spider mite damage, but that would have been apparent on the other leaves too, not just the new ones.

Maybe a repot with fresh compost and a bit of TLC might help, sorry I don't have the answer!

Aridane Mon 23-Sep-19 09:21:52

Aridane Mon 23-Sep-19 09:21:20

And another new(ish) leaf that is part green, part yellow

Aridane Mon 23-Sep-19 09:20:09

And compared with the usual dark glossy ‘old’ leaves

Aridane Mon 23-Sep-19 09:18:58

And here is the new sad papery leaf that’s come through

Aridane Mon 23-Sep-19 09:17:57

Do they look normal enough to you?

PS soil is damp as have just given a soak to the dry dust in which it is potted!

Aridane Mon 23-Sep-19 09:16:51

These are the roots

NanTheWiser Sun 22-Sep-19 20:34:44

I would unpot it and check the roots, I have a large variegated one in my porch which doesn't get watered very often, they are really tough plants, but checking the roots would be the first thing to do, I think.

Aridane Sun 22-Sep-19 18:57:40

The new leaves of my aspidistra are unfurling and are thin, papery dry and yellow.

What is wrong with it?

I think it could be under watering as when I lifted the pot it was super dry and light.

It is in the hallway where there is some light (not much).

It's about a year old

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