Portland Houseplant Update

I came up to Portland for a week-long vacation/job interview, so I get to check in on the houseplants Dad has been plant-sitting for me.

The croton has seen better days. It’s dropping all its leaves 🙁 I’m not sure if my dad is watering it too much or too little. Perhaps it needs more sunlight? The snake plant isn’t looking too bad, but it would be nice if it weren’t so lopsided.

The pothos is looking really healthy:

The pomegranates, avocado, and most of the Meyer lemons haven’t changed much since the last time I visited in September, but I wasn’t really expecting them to do much over the winter. A couple of the Meyer lemons died. Oh well.



Meyer lemons with tradescantia in the background

More Meyer lemons

One of the Meyer lemons has grown surprisingly tall:

I decided to snip off it’s top to break the apical dominance and encourage it to bush out more instead of growing tall and spindly.

I’m not sure if this is the right thing to. I couldn’t find any specific recommendations for clipping Meyer lemons, but I’ll let you know if it works.

I also took this opportunity to give all of these plants some fertilizer to encourage more growth as the weather warms up and the days get longer.

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