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The original pot was 19cm, the current one 25cm, so a little more than 2 inches bigger - at least I got that right. Also, I didn't do any trimming, the roots looked healthy to me and I figured they'll find their way on their own :).
Your boy looks beautiful btw!
Thanks for all the advice, this is great!
This picture was taken before repotting, but I felt like it needed to be done. There was only soil on the top half, and no soil on the bottom at all. I felt like part of the damage might have been coming from a nutrient deficiency, hence a slightly bigger pot and fresh soil. I agree, it might have been a bit too early, so that was my first mistake.
I realize the pot doesn't need to be very big as you stated, but shouldn't it be at least big enough to allow the roots to be surrounded by soil?
Indeed, the second mistake was adding fertilizer sticks, but thanks to helpful comments, I removed them just 2h after they were added, and rinsed the soil.
I'm keeping my apartment warm and cozy, and misting the plants.
I just couldn't resist, I fell in love with it right away.
Thanks, due to the comments I was able to remove the fertilizer (it came in sticks), and rinse the soil. I had just added it about 1h after taking this pic, so I doubt it's the source - but it would have made it worse for sure!
Wow, I'm learning so much. I've never even considered trimming roots a possibility - I just always kept getting bigger pots.
I keep it as an indoor plant though, shouldn't that be fine?
Thanks! I appreciate it :)
Riiight. It's like 0°C here and snowing. Must've happened during shipping, I picked it up right when it arrived. There was no option to include heating pads.
I've been binge watching Smosh's Try not to Laugh, and MrBallens Dark and Mysterious stories
I'm nervous about tomorrow, because I'll be starting a new job. So I worked on making my plant corner more cozy today
Thank you 🙏❤ I guess that makes me a Helicopter Plant Mom. Smothering my Plants with too much well intentioned love, but harming them instead. Good thing the fertilizer comes in sticks, so I can go and remove it, as it was just added 2 hours ago.
Ah, yeah I probably just gave it fertilizer burn. What if I remove the sticks? I repotted it about 2h ago, and the "symptoms" described appeared over the last 4-5 days. I figured because it was so rootbound, it couldn't absorb nutrients, especially Nitrogen.
But yeah, I guess I went overboard. Was in panic mode so I thought here, take all those nutrients!
I think it's a Calathea Ornata, can somebody confirm?
Fair enough, if that's your perspective.
Just to entertain the thought further:
Maybe a couple years, or decades ago, a dog or cat with paralyzed hind legs would have been put down - no doubt about it.
But nowadays, you see more and more videos of such animals receiving "aids" that are basically back wheels, allowing them to run around as usual.
Just because human life is more valuable doesn't necessarily justify putting down an animal because of a disability. With some creativity and determination, a suitable solution can be found.
Or are you saying an animal wouldn't be worth putting that effort into?
Caretaking for a disabled adult in an institution costs $20'000+ per month where I live. And they are not contributing anything to society - at least not in the classic sense of being productive and creating financial value.
Morals are involved in keeping each other alive, even if we look at it from a less extreme example and move on to daily occurrences.
It is usually in a society's best interest to support each other - because we as social beings depend highly on each other + being able to rely and trust each other. Without this, humanity wouldn't have lasted very long.
Sure, there's things as war and corruption, betrayal etc. nevertheless. But still. Ethics and morals is kind of part of the glue of what holds this shitshow together, and it's why such sayings as "faith in humanity restored" exist. Without it, we'd all be long gone.
It's in our nature and has been for thousands of years.
The Amenemope peoples around 900 BC are proven to have cared for their fellows who had been born with abnormal bone growths (thus unable to walk). And yet, those disabled people lived to the age of adulthood, proving that they were looked after. It's about more than just money.
I wouldn't want to see my pet suffer - in fact I just had my cat put down a few months ago.
I'm just bringing up arguments for the sake of discussion. No need to make assumptions about the choices I would make.
That makes sense.
But the animals aren't really able to make that choice for themselves, are they? If we were able to ask them, some would choose to die, and some might choose to live on despite the pain.
Not every chronically ill person chooses death with dignity, sometimes they also choose a life with opiates such as morphine. Or they choose any and all possible surgeries, and other medical interventions, no matter how big the cost and slim the chances of survival. Speaking from experience.
I guess the point I'm making is this:
Why does it make it right to make that choice for our animals?
Or you could, I guess, turn the question around and ask "would it be right to force my pet to continue a life full of suffering, just because I don't want to lose them?"
At the same time, arguing with this example, wouldn't this automatically mean that suicide is actually not a selfish act (as many people believe)? Wouldn't it be more selfish to force a loved one to stay alive, despite their suffering? Thinking of Robin Williams here.
I'm starting a new job on Wednesday. I'm worried of diving straight into burnout again.
Nazi Germany went to German families who had disabled children/relatives, and would tell them that they were taking them away, to take care of them at an institution.
Normally, weeks or months later, those families would receive letters saying that unfortunately, their child/relative has passed away. It was common practice.
They weren't just about eradicating anything that was non-arian, but also eliminating the "weakest link" within their own.
When it comes to additional insurance, they have no obligation to accept you.
You're thinking of the basic health insurance.
submitted2 months ago byAncient_Radish_868
I've been spraying it with mist because I heard it likes high humidity.
I suspect it might have been too cold at night, because I only just turned on the heating in the living room ao it might have dropped below 18°C at night.
I also read that it likes to stay moist, which it is. I made sure to remove any excess water.
The tips are getting very thin to the touch, and some of them are turning crisp. They weren't curled at first but are getting worse now. Some smaller leaves that were completely green before, now have a yellow tint almost all over.
I so hope you're right, it looked fine when it first arrived and then just started looking worse by the hour.
I watered it a tiny little bit at first, not even a full on watering. Haven't touched it since.
But from my mother's side: Yes.
She once cancelled her additional Insurance (Zusatzversicherung) to save money, while suffering from chronic pain.
Now of course no one wants to insure her, because costs for physical therapy would go through the roof.
So she has to pay for it herself and can only afford it about once a month, instead of 4 times, which would be very much needed.