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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Oct. 8, 1976)
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By Tom Eaton
So you splurged this semester 2nd bought a plant.
Maybe it just grabbed you as you walked by a plant
store, or maybe ft caught your eye, cowering from the re
cent frost, and you brought it inside.
Here are some tips from Glen Drohman, Dotany Dept.
greenhouse manager, on keeping your plants healthy.
-Place hfch light" plants near a south window, or
the brightest window in the room where light is not
blocked by a tree or building. High light plants include
geraniums and spring rye. The east window is best for
other indoor plants, such. as African violets and phitodert
drens. Cut a south or west window will do if there is no
window facing east.
-Don't set plants directly on a window sill where they
are likely to be affected by cold drafts. Nor should plants
be placed next to a hot register. They should be placed
on a table near a window.
-Don't give plants too much water. Most plants should
not be kept soppy, but they should be kept moist. How
ever cacti may be kept much drier than most plants with
Fertilizing plants in the winter should be kept to a
minimum about once every six weeks. Plants don't grow
as rapidly in the winter as they do in the summer, and
overfertilization can cause root damage.
If your plant gets bugs, the kitchen sink is the best
cure. Room temperature water may be used to wash off
the bugs. 1
A small camel hair brush dipped in a 60 per cent
alcohol solution may be used to treat a plant if bugs get
out of hand. Rubbing alcohol, or vodka if you feel indul
gent, should do the trick.
If leaves begin to turn brown, check for insects,
watering and light 'conditions. Remember that too much
water is as bad as too little.
-Plants need good drainage. A rock or porcelain chip
placed at the bottom of the plant's clay pot when plant
ing will help drainage.
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