Green fingers I have none

My dear Prosperity Plant,
How have you been? Lately I have noticed that you are looking rather glum and moody. I hope it has got nothing to do with sharing your space on the cabinet with the telly, because as you know, that is the only location which is suitable in our home. Besides, having you there means you get to be in full view of anyone who steps into our living room.

You have been adorning that special space on my TV cabinet for about two months now. I hope you find the surroundings conducive to your well-being, including the cozy authentic ceramic pot you stay in.

When we first brought you back from Jusco, you looked so radiant, so happy. You were my pride and joy. I made your home as comfortable as possible and even had pretty little white pebbles decorating your feet.

I was told that plants like you do not need much water and sunlight to survive well. So I gave you a drink of water about once a week. As for taking you out into the sun, I have to admit I have been neglecting that solely because I was afraid the sunlight on my balcony would be too strong and harsh for your liking. But about two weeks ago, I figured some sunlight would be good for you. So I gave you your drink of water and took you out on the balcony. It rained a little that day too, so you had the best of both worlds.

However, your condition took a turn for the worse since then. Some of your branches and leaves started turning yellow and horrid brown. I even had to trim some of your leaves for fear the yellowing condition spread to the rest of your body. Yesterday night, I watered you again, but still I am disappointed that you have not regained your green joyous self. At least not yet.Please let me know if something or someone is disturbing you and your home. I shall have to enlist the help of Terminix, if necessary.

Please get well soon, my dear Plant. I long to see you in all your blooming glory once again.

Your mistress,
The Giddy Tigress

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14 Responses to Green fingers I have none

  1. LB says:

    Well, that is certainly one way to ‘Talk’ to your Plants, even though it’s via the Blog!! Keep on chatting! 🙂

    The Giddy Tigress says: Maybe I should try singing too?

  2. rinnah says:

    Hehehehe… nice one, GT!

    The Giddy Tigress says: Do you think my plant would reply?

  3. Jemima says:

    Give your plant the same TLC you have been giving Ethan.. you’ll notice the difference soon. 😉

    Btw, don’t feed it with Ethan’s milk. 😆

    The Giddy Tigress says: Cannot be the same TLC … my plant cannot kiss me! 😛

  4. wen says:

    mine also like urs lat know why? not enough sunlight?

    The Giddy Tigress says: My friend says too much water.

  5. parisb says:

    Dear Mistress, I’m pining away for my friends at Jusco. I miss them!! *bawls* Please get me some friends *sniff* Sincerely, Prosperity Plant.

    PB says: You have fingers as green as mine. 😛

    The Giddy Tigress says: Is that so, my dear plant? Maybe I SHOULD get you some company eh? PB, do you think the lack of green fingers could be due to us being born in October? I don’t know of any October babies owning lush gardens.

  6. mistipurple says:

    lol at parisb!
    my plant wants to move to your house. says you treat him way better than me.

    The Giddy Tigress says: You have plants ah? Eh, then I nonnit to buy from Jusco liao – yours can keep mine company.

  7. ehon says:

    Hehe. Time for me to show off again. 😛 All green plants need sunlight. I mean, come on, is there any living thing that doesn’t need food? So, what plans will need only water? Impossible right? 😛 And when a plant turn yellow, it generally means it hasn’t got enough sunlight. Brown, not enough water.

    The Giddy Tigress says: The last time I put my old plant out too long in the sun, it shrivelled up and died wor..so I wanted to strike a compromise with this one. Ah well. Maybe it’s just me

  8. jazzmint says:

    wah..time to talk to ur plants LOL…I’m certainly not reliable when comes to plants 😐

    The Giddy Tigress says: I used to talk more with my plants when I was in school.

  9. jacss says:

    ooh….what a familiar sight, not just the plant, even the ceramic vase also the same, haha!!
    so happen that our plant’s condition also like yours…..but worst …..i almost want to give up, also don’t know what to do!

    The Giddy Tigress says: My friend asked me to put it out on the balcony, but I haven’t done so yet. Can also try tilling the soil, I think. Let me know what works 🙂

  10. Shireen says:

    Hahaha, my prosperity plant also withered like yours and I wonder why. I don’t water it always and it’s under a shade. Maybe I have no prosperity or maybe the plant needs some fertilizer?

    The Giddy Tigress says: I think yours is cos it lacks water and sunshine. But mine, I gave it both ma… anyway, I’ve already put mine out on the balcony upon my friend’s suggestion. Will see how that goes…

  11. aurelia says:

    Do not water this plant too often. Once a week will do. Filtered sunlight will keep the leaves green and shiny. Fertilise lightly once every 2 months. All the best!

    The Giddy Tigress says: Thank you for your suggestion Aurelia. Once a week watering is not a problem. I need to look into the filtered sunlight portion though. I put my plant on the balcony, so it is not direct sunlight although it is not really filtered too. As for fertilizer, which type do you recommend? And how much do I need? Alternatively, can I send my plant to you for some TLC? *grin*

  12. may says:

    oooh… too much water, looks like it. my orchid plant isn’t doing very well either… hope your prosperity plant prospers once again soon!

    The Giddy Tigress says: Yes, I think so too. After trimming the dead bits and sunning it for a spell, it looks quite all right now. Not prospering though, but better than before.

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