Why are my houseplants causing me stress?
Let me show you! Several of my larger ones have really gotten quite a bit larger. Exhibit A:
Ficus altissima when I put it out in early June:
See, not really all that big. Large-ish, yes but not obnoxiously so. Easy to fit on a plant stand, ya? Well here’s what it looks like today:
It has doubled in size. Yes, it looks great but I don’t have space for a 4′ tall rubber tree! I also can’t bring myself to cut it back so I guess I’ll just have to MAKE space for it.
Exhibit 2: Hibiscus tiliaceus ‘tricolor’ before –
Yeah…it’s kind of large but now it’s just ridiculous.
Exhibit C: Iochroma cyaneum ‘Purple Queen’
Now it’s all giant and bushy and periodically loaded with flowers. Anyone have any idea if I can let it go dormant like a brugmansia or do I have to keep it in growth all winter? It’d be nice if I could just park it in the basement and water it like once a month…
Sorry that the formatting is all out of wack with this post, since some of the pictures are cropped out of bigger pictures it made for some odd sizes and I can’t figure out how to make the text less obnoxiously arranged.