Why Can't You Be More Like Your Brothers?
August 2, 2017 1:27pm CST
I bought the yellow daisy plants at the beginning of summer. All three plants were right next to each other on the shelf and all three are of the same variety. For some reason, unbeknownst to me, two of the plants are doing quite well, but one is a pitiful sight. All three plants receive the same amount of water, sunlight, fertilizer, and tender loving care. Perhaps the two yellow daisy plants in the urns think better of themselves due to having urn-status, and perhaps thinking better of oneself causes a plant to thrive. Also, the urn plants are in the front yard, and the plant in the plastic container is in the backyard. It could be, in plant world, that front yard trumps backyard and location influences growth. I sure do wish the plant that looks pitiful would be a bit more like his brothers and sprout a daisy or two.
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• United States
2 Aug 17
Well I believe as you said Deborah...I think the fancy urn plants are indeed feeling superior and showing it too. What an experiment you have done! So the back of the house may not be as good a growing spot as the front. The plant in the middle is a dear little fellow anyway.
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3 Aug 17
Plastic is possibly the problem, during the hot days it does not allow the soil to "breath" and the roots suffer, but also the position is very important for the plants. Most potted flowers like the morning sun. Try to change the container and move the pitiful plant in the same position of the others.
• Melbourne, Florida
It could have something to do with the different containers they are in. It seems the one in the urns are very happy, maybe the one in the plastic bottle is kind of upset with you and didn't feel worthy of producing a nice flower.