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Beginner indoor flowers- easy and fun

Hello everyone, I was hoping to get some more advice regarding indoor flowering plants.

A friend of mine lives with my sister and my sister says that a lot of her plants look rather droopy, and I’m getting the feeling that this isn’t just normal seasonal change for the plant either. It looks like the stem/roots are drooping under the weight of the blooms, and some of them look like they have a waxy coat on them.

The plant in question is a philodendron called “Gingerbread”, which comes with a white plastic tray of some sort. The one that’s droopy is definitely at the bottom, but the others don’t seem to be affected at all. I just wanted to know if it’s normal for plants to have to grow at an angle to not affect the growth, or if this is a symptom of something else.

You seem to be suffering from a few things there, from ‘too much moisture’ to ‘too little’ to ‘too little light’. I’d be doing your friend a favor and sending her to a horticulturist, preferably an experienced one, as it’s too difficult to sort it all out here. That said, you could try this on the cheap with the ‘Too little light’, I’m not too sure how well it works. Here’s the deal:

You give her a large number of small light bulbs of equal length, and they’re set at a reasonable distance from the bottom of the tray. If she has trouble, or is still looking for the right distance between light bulbs, set it up with 3 bulbs per row, with each row being one bulb apart, so you get three rows of light bulbs. This is called 3-bulb lighting.

You don’t need to be overly worried about temperature as the temperature inside the shed is quite a bit more than you’re going to have outside the shed, which would mean that inside the shed you’ll have a room quite a bit warmer than out, and as long as it’s not too hot outside it should be okay, but if the room gets too hot then just move the lamps closer to the floor. You could also add a fan to help with that, which you’ll want to be quite a bit closer than a room lamp. If you have a lot of light bulbs in a small space, add something like one of those ‘turtle pond’ fixtures to add a bit of extra light.

I suspect that the plant’s going to have trouble with that because it’s grown in a pot, and it’s going to be looking for light where the pot is, but if you have it in a tray it’ll do well, and you can even try to find a bright spot in the shed to put it.

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