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By Valadel

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Sad Streppie overwatered by mistake, is there any hope of survival ?


On plant Streptocarpus

Streptacarpus_002

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Oh dear....I'd give it 50/50, so don't give up on it! Obvious next step - let it dry out and see what happens! Good luck. :-)

22 Aug, 2010

 

leave it to dry out and keep the fingers crossed. It should recover no problem. If you want try taking firm leaves and try cuttings from them.

22 Aug, 2010

 

Do you think there are any firm leaves, Sbg?

22 Aug, 2010

 

You could try knocking out of pot and replanting in dry compost. I sometimes stand it on several layers of kitchen roll to draw the water out. If it has not been standing in water for too long you may be lucky

22 Aug, 2010

 

some of the sections closer to the 'heart' of the plant look firm enough to try.

22 Aug, 2010

 

Grow them on a dry regime. Is that one 'Crystal Ice'?

23 Aug, 2010

 

Thank you all for your advice. I did as Cinderella suggested and wrapped the wet compost in kitchen roll overnight then after cutting off the flowers and large leaves I repotted in ordinary compost mixed with vermiculite, do you think might do the trick?
I have no idea of the name Jonathan, I pinched a leaf of a friend some years ago just to see if I could grow it , ( you know what its like ) and did succeed in producing four new plants but its always been a bit of hit and miss, thus overwatered plant.
ps What is dry regime ?
Many thanks.

23 Aug, 2010

 

Well I think you have given it the best chance,. If it does recover, don't water it till the leaves tell you that it wants a drink. That means when they want a drink the leaves will droop, same symptoms as overwatering really, but at least they will revive when you water it then.

23 Aug, 2010

 

I got my fingers crossed Cind. watch this space :0)

23 Aug, 2010

 

Good Luck.

23 Aug, 2010

 

And from me. Too nice a plant to lose, especially when you grew it!

23 Aug, 2010

 

Ta ever so, thats what hurts when you've nurtured them yourself, stilll we live and learn ! :0))

23 Aug, 2010

 

I really have my fingers crossed for the patient. Let us know how he/she gets on, won't you. :-0

23 Aug, 2010

 

Will do Sprits. thanks for the support !

23 Aug, 2010

 

:-)

23 Aug, 2010

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