Ramona, Diane, Alexa discussed on Ask the Garden Geek with Michael Crose
I'm Michael cross. This is asked the garden. Geek, I'm your chief. Geek, and guess what? I got me a house plant. I got a house plant. I didn't get the house plan, by the way it was gotten for me. My lovely second wife. Diane. Who was married to my former producer Scotty, which is how she became my second wife, but long story Scott he's gone now. But anyway, Diane. Got me a different Kia now. That's very nice. I I love different Bach is she said, it'll look really good in your office. And I said, well, that's really nice over by the window. I said, that's really nice. I said, but you know, Ramona, Mike Catt small CAD Nike actually, not my cat. My son Zack's cat. I've been babysitting him for about six years. Anyway, Ramona just loves to chair these things up in different Baki is are very bad for cats because if a cat by sent to a different Bachir, it just tears them apart. I mean, it just it it paralyzes their jaw now. I have never seen this firsthand. I've just read about it. Who? So I, you know, I I like different different. I had a lot of difficulties before I had cats. But when I got cats, I got rid of the different back here. The original cat. I had was Doonesbury the cat and I loved you. And sorry, the cat. Doonesbury? You know, I got rid of the different Doonesbury was pretty good with all of the plants. I hadn't house then except for one. And that was the Laverne the fern who is in a big bowl type wide pot that I had in the family room, and it looked beautiful and Dewsbury decided that Laverne the fern was a perfect bed for her. And she would just go implied per Heine into the fern. And there was no stopping her. She just eventually ruined the fern. So I got rid of Laverne the firm, but do straight never bothered any of the other plants. These various pretty cool. But you know, I had I got Doonesbury. I think I had like three or four different boxes. But I got rid of them. I gave them to my mom s implants, all yours and got a cat. Okay. Then my sister got a cat. And I said you gotta get rid of the different Makia. My mom says no, we're not gonna re. Yeah. The the cat bites some bad things. So they took the different boxes and put them out on the low ni-. Where the cats didn't go cat stayed in house. They didn't go out in the high by the pool. So they, you know, they they kept that may they had cats and other house plants that the cast didn't bother but Ramona destroys houseplants and Diane gets me at different bocci that Ramona can destroy an Eaton be paralyzed. She stuck to thing in my office. And she says, I don't think it will go near it. Well, when I'm not here during the day, I shot and locked the door. So the cat cannot go in there because I'm really paranoid about this. I have a plant that is making me paranoid. And just because you're paranoid. Doesn't mean that they're out to get you. But anyway, I have a plant. That's making me paranoid. I should not have plants that make you paranoid. But it was a gift from Diana. I just. What am I what am I gonna do? I how am I going to handle this? I tried to be directed. I said, listen, you know, we can't do the cat cats going to be fine. Well, during the you know, the time that I am at home. And I go into that office cat doesn't in it's up on on a table. It's on a desk by a window catches doesn't go up there. But I'm just you know, I'm terrified that. I'm gonna leave the door open sometime in the cat's going go in there and eat the plant and have a paralyzed mouth and come home, and it'll just be a mess. You shouldn't have to live this way. Although beautiful plant. I'm enjoying the plant, and it's already starting to grow, right, right? From the very beginning. I see fresh shoots coming right out. No shock time or anything. But I did, you know. I I did. I said she goes, you know, it's going to go into shock because we just put it here. I said, no, it's not she goes why I said because I have something that will stop that from happening. So I went out until I grudge, and I got my little tiny bottle of super thrive, and I put one capful of super thrive in to a gallon jug and added water, and I took that and that is now the watering can for the different, and I watered it with that with the super thrive, and it didn't use much of it just about, you know, not even a court. Just not that big a pod. And the amazing thing is not only did the plant not go into shock. It. It just you know, it's just shooting out new shoots. It looks really good terrified and. That the casts going to go in there and eat it. Subtle way to live. So now that I tried the super thrive in it worked as far as keeping it from going into shock. Maybe the super thrive is keeping the cats from going into it. So now, we have this whole new inspiration. You know, I I have this whole new inspiration because I've got a spot in my living room. Just a perfect spot. A in a corner where I could put one of the weeping fig plants, and they are famous, and you know, I'm afraid Casca tear it up, but they are absolutely famous for dropping their leaves as I've said before many times I had a several of them in the house and Tarpon springs and every time you move one. They would drop the leaves you you get one you put it where it's supposed to be and you leave it there. And you know, it's going to drop the leaves as soon as you do it. Well, I I think I'm going to go get one and bring it home immediately water with the super thrive is see if that avoids the shock. I've never I've never tried that before so that would be a fun little experiment, and you know, I don't have a life. I just like to do. Little experiments with plants and and listen to my Alexa. But I tell her to to play. Hey, mister spaceman when every day when I come home, by the way, it's it's a new adventure. For me. I have to decide what song I'm gonna walk in the door and ask Alexa to play for me. It it is fun. This is what my life is an Alexa place in today was hey, mister spaceman and I walked down and listen to the birds. Hey, mister spaceman. It was it was pretty cool. But anyway, getting back to to that if I get the we weeping fig and stick it where I wanna stick it and use the super thrive. I will report back and let you know what happened. You know, the only time I ever use super thrive that I can think of I probably use it more than this. On my house. Plas is when I had a condominium that I lived in. I had a balcony, and I had a lot of the house plants out there, and I would move them in for the winter. And when I would move those plants in for the winter, I would always water them outside with a little solution of the super thrive before I moved them in. I thought that was good. And then one year, I didn't move them in in time. I don't know. I was busy and just one night. It got really really cold and those most of those were called damage, and I immediately you super thrive on them and every one of them came back they came back wonderfully. So, but that's been in the seventies. That I did that, you know, seventy eight seventy seventies. I had called on the seventy s so that that's when I did that. And I haven't used super thrive on house plants that I can remember, but you know, 'cause brains going maybe I have but that I can. Remember, I don't think I've used super thrive on house houseplants with the exception of now with the different Bachir to keep it from going into shock, and I'm going to get a weeping fig, I'm just I'm going to do that. And I'm going to see two things I'm going to see thing number one that that keeps it from going into shock and number two. If that keeps Ramona the cat away from them. And she doesn't go and terrorize it now if she goes and terrorizes that I'm going to have to get rid of the weeping fig because Ramona will go and terrorize it. So the other option that I have if it doesn't work out in the house would be to take it out into the backyard implant it, but the one thing you have to understand about weeping figs is it they have a root system, by the way. You can't do this up north. You can only do it in Florida, and there are several counties in Florida Lee county would be one of them that I know of that band's you, you are not allowed to plant one of these things outside because of the root system the root structure of those things is enormous. They spread out, and they eat plumbing, and they eat other plants. I mean, it is just terrible. So if I were going to do that, I would have to take it back to the fence way back to the fence and planet there and just let it grow, and it would grow enormously, and it would be very nice looking tree outside. So I'm going to try this out. I'm going to go buy one and see what hap-. You know, what's the worst that can happen by planet out in the.