Trying To Save Bhut
I hope you're all doing well.
It's been some weeks since I've been actively posting, and I don't know if my activity will pick up much in the near future. I've mostly just been trying to cope with some personal issues, and not doing a very great job at it.
I've been neglecting things while trying to get it together.
I didn't check on my overwintered bhut jolokia (ghost pepper) plant for the better part of a month. That was a major mistake, and I lost over half of my plant.
I had to chop the plant down, cut off all the dead branches. It was a pretty depressing endeavor, but it had to be done. This is what it looks like now:
Yeah it's not looking great, I lost one of the main branches.
My intuition tells me it isn't going to make it through the winter, unless I take swift action.
This is what it looked like at the beginning of the winter:
As you can see this is substantial and not good at all.
What I've decided to do is place it under the LED's and resume photosynthesis.
I do believe the plant will survive just fine, but not in an overwintered state. This previous post has some links and photos of the Bhut Jolokia journey. It's a very special plant to me, and I hope it survives.
The Haworthia is still in the same state as my last update, and I'm hopeful it will make it, but I think it could go either way, it's still in pretty critical condition.
All of my other plants are doing pretty great. Some days they seem less vibrant, some days more vibrant.
That's all for now Steemians,
I hope you're all having a wonderful day.
Thank you for stopping by.
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I've managed to bring plants back from the brink before; yours looks like it's got some life in it yet. Good luck to you.
I think it will be ok, I'm just happy I caught it when I did. Another week or two might have been the death of it.
It's nice to see you @wholeself-in,
Thank you for the kind wishes.🙂
Hi Jake. Good luck with the Bhut jolokia. 😊
It's nice to see you.
Thank you for the kind wishes. 🙂
Hello my dear friend, @futuremind, how are u doing? I see that you rarely post lately. And I feel happy to get your post back. Looks like your black pepper plant will return to health and leafy. I am waiting for you to post this plant with dense leaves next time. Have a nice day, sir. Happy new year.
Happy new year to you as well my friend.
Sometimes my mind needs a break from posting, but I try to post as much as I'm able to.
Thank you for your kind words, I am confident the plant will return to full health. I will try my best to make it happen.
Have a great day.
It will be fine. I love plants and I do just the same cut old and help new life come.
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Thank you friend. I'm also a plant lover. I have it under LED lights now. Hopefully it will come back. I just need to be careful not to over water. Bhut Jolokia's don't like too much water.
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